Joe Lhota was the deputy mayor During the Rudy Giuliani administration, former chairman of the MTA, executive VP for CAblevision, and the Madison Square Garden Company. I met Joe Lhota on numerous occasions
Let me be clear. I support the NYPD and our police department. I don’t support the actions a of the few who take advantage of their power, and/or make poor decisions. The actions of a few do not represent the department as a whole. Being a police officer is the one job that they are hated on for not doing their job, and for doing their job. It’s a no win and no appreciation situation for them every day. Every day they go to work, they are risking their lives to keep you safe. It doesn’t give certain individuals the right to do whatever they want but it also doesn’t give anyone the right to disrespect those that did nothing but protect the community.
I had the privilege of interviewing high profile police brutality lawyer Sanford Rubenstein. He was Al Sharpton’s lawyer as well as the attorney for multiple high-profile police brutality cases. Those cases include Abner Louima, Sean Bell, and he was supposed to represent the family of Eric Garner before a scandal involving him occurred and the family went with a different lawyer. At the time I interviewed him he was still supposed to represent Eric Garner and we talked about that case, the other cases I mentioned, Al Sharpton, things that need to be changed, and more. You can watch the interview below.
Mark Szuszkiewicz – NY State Assembly Candidate for the 46th Assembly District
I’ve been a registered Republican my whole adult life. I don’t always agree with everything or everyone in the Republican Party, but I believe it is the right party (pun intended) to be a part of. The party that ended slavery, fought for the women’s right to vote, civil rights, and other historical battles on the right side of history. I became more actively involved as I started meeting and interviewing the influential members of the Republican party in NYC. I’ve met Nicole Malliotakis on numerous occasions at events and press conferences. She has done a great job in the NY State Assembly and will do a great job as a congresswoman. I urge those constituents in her congressional district in Bay Ridge and Staten Island to vote for her on election day. Just like the three mayoral candidates that I mentioned in my other post, she would’ve made a much better mayor than De Blasio had she won in 2017.
The other photos here aside from all of the Republican NYC mayor candidates of the past decade, are former State Senator Marty Golden, former city council candidate Liam McCabe, and former Congressman Michael Grimm. I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Grimm while he was in office. He was facing unfair scrutiny and eventually went to jail for a minor crime which was blown way out of proportion by the media. He was essentially paying employees “off the books” in a restaurant that he was a part owner. This is something that many business owners do. I went to his sentencing hearing and the judge was completely unfair. Despite his attorney mentioning that this crime rarely sees any jail time, him mentioning that he takes care of his sick mother, his lawyer mentioning that Michael Grimm’s business partner was the one handling the business operations, and the fact that he served our country in the military and the FBI, the judge still sentenced him to prison. Michael was there for the residents of Staten Island after hurricane Sandy, fought against insurance companies who wanted to drop flood coverage for Staten Island residents, and was always there doing the right thing for his constituents. But since he was a Republican in NY, he had a target on his back. You can see my interview with him down below.
Interviewing Republicans and being involved in the Republican party is one thing but running for office means that I will have a target on me as well. Despite all the good that I’ve done, they will find a way to make me look bad. But I don’t care. I have to fight for the people in my community so that I don’t see it continue to get destroyed.
The other 2 photos are me attending the presidential inauguration in 2017. It was truly an honor to be there for that moment in history and it was a great speech. Whether or not you support Trump or not, I am not Donald Trump. I am my own person with my own ideas. If my ideas make sense to you then vote for me so I can get the job done. If you don’t like my ideas or me (for some odd reason) then don’t vote for me. But don’t vote against me just because you don’t like Donald Trump.
Thank you everyone and I hope that you will support me so I can do good for the community.
Mark Szuszkiewicz NY State Assembly Candidate in the 46th Assembly District
I’ve met the current NY State Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar on numerous occasions and I’ve always had some interesting conversations. Before that I interviewed the former (and then current) NY State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long on my TV show Not Politics as Usual back in 2013. You can watch the interview below. Also, I’m glad to have the endorsement of the Kings County Conservative Party Chairwoman Frances T. Vella-Marrone who is a great person and has been involved with the party and the community for a long time. You can see her endorsement of me by clicking here
I am not a gun enthusiast. I went to shooting ranges before where I’ve used all different types of guns. In this photo I used a handgun and other guns prior to this one and I learned how to operate multiple weapons. I am not a hunter. I have no desire to kill Bambi. The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting. Nor does it have to do with the right to protect yourself. It has to do with protecting the citizens from a tyrannical government. All of our other rights are protected by the second amendment. If you haven’t noticed, the protesters with guns recently in Michigan are not being maced by police or dragged on the floor, like we often see in peaceful protests. They are not firing their weapons and it remains a peaceful protest with guns keeping the peace. As a Republican in NY I am outnumbered on voting when it comes to gun laws since the state and city government are mostly Democrats. I will not have the power to change any gun laws and it is not one of the issues that I am focusing on with my campaign. I am just explaining some of the misconceptions that people have when it comes to the 2nd amendment. You can hear more in the TV episode that I did about the topic back in 2013. Yes, it was very low budget but it’s the message that matters more than the production quality as I was just starting in production back in 2013. I hope this sheds some light for you on this topic.
Mark Szuszkiewicz NY State Assembly Candidate 46 AD