With the New York City primaries just around the corner on June 22, the Brooklyn Eagle and Queens Daily Eagle will be featuring interviews and editorials on the candidates, the issues, and more, over the coming weeks. We interviewed Brooklyn’s own New York State Senator Kevin Parker, who is running for New York City Comptroller in the June 22nd primary.
EAGLE: Hello, Senator. You have been in the State Senate for over 15 years and are currently serving as Chair of the Energy and Telecommunication Committee as well in Leadership as the Senate Majority Whip. Tell us about why your experience there matters in your race for New York City Comptroller.
PARKER: First off, I am glad to speak with one of the most storied publications in New York, and really the country. Thanks for your contribution to my home borough of Brooklyn, and it is great to see what you have also done in our sister borough with the Queens Daily Eagle. Yes, it has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the people of Brooklyn in the State Capitol as well as in Brooklyn from my District Office. During my time there I have been one of the most effective legislators — passing important legislation ranging from policing reforms to environmental and green energy, intimate partner violence, and cannabis legalization to help grow and diversify our economy. Bringing my understanding of complex issues and legislating, specifically as it pertains to the State budget, is so key to understanding and maximizing the impact of the role of City Comptroller.