Even though I write about local politics fairly often, I don’t do endorsements very often. But Lincoln Restler is someone who I think you should vote for – he has taken a do-nothing political party position and used it as a platform for doing a lot of good things for Fort Greene, Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
I happen to think that politicians who are hard working and effective deserve reelection, and that is why I will be voting for Lincoln. I have the benefit of knowing both Lincoln and his opponent, Chris Olechowski, very well, and in this case, I feel very strongly that Lincoln is the best man for the job. As I said, this is a political position (not a legislative one), and if the politics of reform are important to you, you’re probably voting for him anyhow. But for me, the most important thing about Lincoln is that he has done a lot of good with this position, and for that, we should keep him around for another two years.
The election is tomorrow, Thursday (yes, Thursday) September 13th. It is a primary election, and there are a number of other important contests. You should vote – for someone.