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October 28, 2009: Vol. 1, No. 13
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12th Council District candidate highlights senior issues

Bronx Times-Reporter

12th Council District candidate Martin Badonsky knows he probably won’t beat incumbent Larry Seabrook on Tuesday, November 3. The Republican from Co-op City has no campaign funds, no campaign team, no campaign to speak of.

Badonsky joined 12th Council District Democrats Jerome Rice and Sebastian Ulanga to back 12th Council District Democrat Andy King against Seabrook in the September primary. Truth be told, Badonsky joined the Republican Party in 2003 because he wanted to work the polls – Bronx County had enough Democrat poll workers already.

Badonsky, 48, knows he probably won’t beat Seabrook. But he’s in the race for a reason. Badonsky wants the city to protect 12th Council District seniors. He’s done Meals on Wheels for 19 years and knows what seniors need.

“All I hear about is budget cuts,” Badonsky said. “The City Council budget for Meals on Wheels is only $12 million a year – not enough.”

Badonsky considers himself of the Baby Boom generation; soon he and other Baby Boomer seniors will strain the system, he said.

Badonsky, a foster child, was raised in the Bronx: Sheridan Avenue, Castle Hill Houses and elsewhere. He’s no fan of term limit extender Mayor Michael Bloomberg but thinks Bloomberg has done well with public schools.

Badonsky, a member of the Community District 10 Community Emergency Response Team, has another concern.

“Whenever I read the police blotter, I see lots of crime in the 47th Precinct,” Badonsky said.

Badonsky knows he probably won’t beat Seabrook. On the other hand, Badonsky thinks the 12th Council District deserves a choice.

Contact reporter Daniel Beekman by phone at (718) 742-3383 or email at dbeekman@cnglocal.com

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