Monday, 27 August 2018 12:00

Queens Senate candidate launches ‘No Homeless Shelter Party’ ahead of September primary

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 Slawomir Platta, a Republican candidate for New York's 15th Senate District. Slawomir Platta, a Republican candidate for New York's 15th Senate District. From the campaign office

Residents of Glendale and Ozone Park have spoken out in recent weeks against homeless shelters potentially coming to the neighborhoods, and an upstart politician is hoping to capitalize on their frustrations.

Slawomir Platta, a Republican and Reform Party candidate for State Senate District 15 — covering parts of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and Rockaway Park — announced on Aug. 22 that he is forming the No Homeless Shelter Party. According to a press release from his office, Platta filed close to 4,000 signatures from supporters before the Aug. 21 deadline in an attempt to get the No Homeless Shelter Party line on the November 2018 ballot.

According to Platta, he and his campaign spent the past two months going door-to-door to speak to voters about the shelter being built in Ozone Park for 113 mentally ill men, and the voters made it clear that they “fear the effects” of such shelters coming to their neighborhood.

 

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