‘Experience still matters’: Former northeast Queens politician Tony Avella launches campaign for District 19 City Council seat

State Sen. Tony Avella has been appointed the ranking minority member of the Cities and Environmental Protection Committees. Photo by Christina Santucci

Former Queens City Council member Tony Avella is once again running for his old Council seat in District 19 for the 2023 election. If he ends up winning the Democratic primary on June 27, he will presumably face off against sitting Councilwoman Vickie Paladino.

“I’m always a local guy,” Avella said. “I started out as a community activist. The City Council deals with local issues and that’s what most people are concerned about. I think I can be of help to my community.”