Mark Macron’s new video

October 24, 2013

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Mark Macron and Debi Rose at the Advance

October 24, 2013

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Watch Mark Macron’s First TV Spot

October 18, 2013

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Mark Macron will be a “constituent driven” City Council Member

October 11, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

In a debate televised on NY1, City Council Republican candidate Mark Macron wasted no time in supporting the New York Wheel and outlet center, while his opponent refused to support the project or explain why she was holding back her real thoughts on the project.

“Jobs are the most important thing,”Macron said, “If you are out of a job, any job is a good job. Overall, this is about the greater good. If this doesn’t for forward nobody gets anything.”

At the close of a lively half an hour debate, Macron turned to incumbent Democrat Debi Rose and asked her directly what her position on the New York Wheel is. Macron also challenged her on what she has said are 25 “deal breakers” that she wants answered before she commits to supporting the project.

“I am not going to discuss this in the press,” responded Rose. She said she was not going to negotiate openly and wanted to conduct her talks with the New York Wheel developers, “from a position of strength.”

Macron also challenged Rose on her positions on the Police Department’s “stop and frisk” program. Macron called her two bills before the City Council “a bad solution” which he said, would “handcuff the police.” Macron said better policing was needed but said between courts, district attorney’s, internal police monitors, more bureaucracy was only going to make the police less effective.

Rose countered that, “Stop and frisk made our community not safe.”

There was a moment of unity in the lightening round. At the point each candidate was asked to give a one word response to a question. Both agreed that the state had not done enough to help Superstorm Sandy victims. However, they couldn’t agree on skills they wished they had. Rose said she wished she was a better dancer, while Macron wanted to be a better singer.

The debate will be repeated at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday on NY1 on Staten Island. You can watch the debate online by clicking here.

A former assistant district attorney for the Staten Island District Attorney’s office, and former head of the narcotics bureau, Macron is challenging for the seat currently held by Debi Rose who is in her first term. Macron is now an attorney in private practice with an office on the North Shore. He lives on the North Shore with his wife and three daughters.

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Mark Macron Testifies Before City Council on New York Wheel

October 4, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

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Mark Macron, candidate for City Council for the North Shore’s 49th District testified before the New York City Council on the New York Wheel construction and project.

“This is the single greatest economic opportunity for Staten Island and especially for the North Shore in my lifetime,” Macron said.

As one of nearly 50 Staten Island community and business leaders speaking before the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, Macron joined the voices that urged the members to vote in favor of allowing the project to be approved.

While there was opposition to the project, most stemmed from the number of union jobs versus non-union jobs. Overall, there are expected to be an estimated 1,300 construction jobs and once the project are complete some 1,000 permanent jobs. Those include jobs at the New York Wheel and the 120-store Empire Outlet shopping mall.

“I urge you to be flexible in your negotiations,” Macron said. “What we are talking about here is fine tuning the overall project.”

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PBA endorses Mark Macron

September 17, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

New York City’s largest police union has endorsed Mark Macron for city council on Staten Island’s North Shore.

Pat Lynch, president of the PBA, which represents 50,000 current and retired NYPD officers, said “I am pleased to announce our endorsement of Mark’s candidacy in the 49th Council District.”

Lynch said that Macron, a former Assistant District Attorney in Staten Island and chief of the Narcotics Bureau under the legendary Bill Murphy, “has a proven track record and commitment to law enforcement.”

Lynch added that, “As police officers who face, every day, the chance that we might be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice, the PBA will be honored to have you representing our members.”

Macron said “I’m delighted to be endorsed by the men and women who make the NYPD New York’s Finest.”

Macron will oppose incumbent Debi Rose in the November Election.

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Court Officers Union endorses Macron

September 17, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

The New York State Court Officers Association has announced its endorsement of Mark Macron for city council on Staten Island’s North Shore.

“Mark Macron has the experience, dedication and integrity we need in our next city council member,” said Dennis Quirk, President of the COA, which represents 3,800 uniformed court officers and their families.

“Mark Macron’s law enforcement experience as a former Assistant District Attorney gives him a background that will help keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Quirk. “We need more elected officials like Mark, who understand criminal justice issues.”

“As an attorney who has been working in the New York State courts for the past 25 years, I am honored to be endorsed by the men and women who maintain security and keep the courts running day in and day out,” said Macron.

Macron is opposing incumbent Debi Rose in the 49th district.
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NYPD’s Sergeants Union endorses Macron

August 30, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) has announced its endorsement of Mark Macron for city council on Staten Island’s North Shore.

The SBA, which represents more than 12,000 active and retired sergeants of the New York City Police Department, said “ensuring the safety of our fellow citizens is the most sacred responsibility in our society, and Macron has exemplified that in his years of service as an Assistant District Attorney and as a prosecutor in the Special Narcotics office.”

Macron served in the Staten Island District Attorneys office under the legendary Bill Murphy, and is challenging incumbent Debi Rose, who has been widely criticized for her votes to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act.

“I am honored to accept the endorsement of the SBA,” Macron said, “because they know what fighting crime and keeping our neighborhoods safe is all about.”

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Macron: Debi Rose failed us

August 27, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

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“Council Member Debi Rose’s vote to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act will make Staten Island less safe, and less attractive to companies that want to create jobs here,” said Mark Macron, who is opposing Rose this November.

Macron, a former Assistant District Attorney continued, “Politicians and ideologues should leave policing to trained law enforcement professionals. The NYPD is the best police department in the world, and they don’t need second-guessing by politicians.”
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NYC Detectives union endorses Mark Macron

August 22, 2013

By Friends of Mark Macron

The Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) has endorsed Mark Macron for City Council in Staten Island’s North Shore district. The DEA represents 16,000 active and retired NYPD Detectives and their families.

“After an extensive vetting process, we’ve come to trust that Mark Macron is the candidate who best understands the fragile gains that have been made in public safety in recent years,” said DEA President Michael J. Palladino.

Palladino continued, “Mark knows how easily New York can slide backwards, with violent crime and lawlessness. In addition, he respects the work that the men and women of our police force have done to make our city safe. Mark realizes that it is dedicated police work, not political posturing, that fights crime.”

“Mark Macron is someone we look forward to working closely and productively with on issues that affect law enforcement and organized labor. We are proud to endorse him in his race for the City Council,” Palladino concluded.

Macron, a former Assistant District Attorney and Staten Island Bureau Chief for Narcotics under the legendary Bill Murphy, said “I’m proud to be endorsed by the greatest detectives in the world. They are a dynamic, dedicated force in the fight for working men and women — and in the fight against violent crime.”

Macron will oppose incumbent Debi Rose (D-49 CD) in the November General Election.

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