He voted against Congestion Pricing!
He's Astoria's Representative in City Council. In other words, he's my Alderman (I know we don't call them that here, but that's the Chicago in me. "Council member" has no Clout).
Astoria Bike officially supports whoever runs against him. [Note: due to term limits, he won't be running again... but that's not really the point.] This isn't just about congestion pricing, but a big part of it is.
Vallone Jr., despite being born and raised in Astoria, or so he claims, has a long history of working against everything that makes Astoria great. Among other things, Peter Vallone Jr.:
1) Voted against congestion pricing.
2) Tried to shut down Astoria's live poultry businesses (actually, I think that was Peter Vallone Sr., but as long as Junior does nothing good, I'm going to hold Senior's shitty leadership against Junior as well).
3) After the smoking ban was passed, said he didn't know there were Egyptian tobacco-smoking waterpipe cafes on Steinway St. Uh, really?
I don't know what's worse, not supporting the businesses and culture of your district or not knowing about the businesses and culture of your district.
What a loser.