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Golden Challenger DiSanto Backs Lazar in 44th City Council Race

March 22, 2010

Democratic State Senate Candidate Mike DiSanto has released the following statement:

(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) MARCH 21st, 2010 – Mike DiSanto, Democratic candidate for State Senate today joined elected officials and community leaders in expressing his support for Joe Lazar in his bid to represent the 44th City Councilmatic district at a rally on Bay Parkway.

DiSanto formally endorsed Lazar calling him a candidate who cares about the needs of the middle class.

“The middle class in this city have been forgotten,” said DiSanto.  “We need to fight for the working families in Brooklyn who are the lifeblood of this city. As a fourth generation resident of South Brooklyn, I believe that Joe Lazar shares my passion for revitalizing South Brooklyn and recognizes the need to put education first again, to make sure that families can afford to continue living here, to create jobs, to protect our seniors and to fight for the funding we desperately need for our communities.”

DiSanto urged all people in the district to come out and vote for Lazar in the special election on Tuesday, March 23rd.

“Government is about serving the people – to make people’s lives better, something that too many politicians have forgotten.  Joe is truly a man of the people.” he added.

DiSanto is running for the State Senate seat currently held by Republican Marty Golden, which include parts of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay and Marine Park.  If elected, he’d be the youngest member of the State Senate.


We imagine Senator Golden is not pleased…

  1. Young Republican permalink
    March 22, 2010 3:32 pm

    Does this mean he’ll be running against Vito Lopez as well? (I’m sure many democrats would welcome this.)

  2. Callipygian Domina permalink
    March 22, 2010 5:18 pm

    I give this guy credit for trying. A for effort! I like his enthusiasm and positive attitude. I like that he is not “a politics as usual” kind of advocate. He communicates simply and to the point. He seems to have good, honorable intentions.

    However, Mike DiSanto is too young, too inexperienced and too unseasoned to be running for state senate (at this time). But I hope a viable, strong candidate could get in and go after Marty Golden at the ballot box!

    Perhaps a bloody Republican primary battle against Marty Golden…..?

    I want Marty Golden to have a competitive re-election battle.

  3. Norman permalink
    March 23, 2010 12:27 am

    There’s a dark horse named Justin Brannon. Don’t think he’ll run this year but mark my words.

  4. Sergeant Archibal Cutter permalink
    March 23, 2010 8:29 am


    Wag-the-Dog is “retired”, but you know how that goes sometimes; look at my chum, Tommy Ballantine. He thought he was out, next thing you know, he’s up to his eyeballs in Thuggies with me, Mac and The Regimental Beastie.

    I heard that WTG reached out to your Brannan about three weeks ago– left a message with some woman, but you know how that goes sometimes.
    Anyways, no call back from the former entertainer, designer, investor, advisor, world traveller.

    The word is that Brannan might be uptight over the name and graphics of one of his bands. For all that most people care about such things,I’d just tell him, “‘For the love of death and Kali’, don’t worry about it.”

    After all, if I can call myself Archibald Cutter, and Archibald Leach can call himself Cary Grant, then Justin Lee Brannan can rebrand himself the next Irish Pope, if he wants. Becoming State Senator that’s just like a short walk in the Vail of Kashmir for one already so accomplished as he seems to be.

  5. March 23, 2010 9:40 am

    Mike DiSanto is going to be 30 years old and is well versed in business strategy. He wrote this statement “Youth is not a weakness. We have politicians in Albany with years of experience but they have not helped the people of New York. Instead, they have created the most dysfunctional legislature in the nation. I honestly care about people and my community and have been trained to work on corporate strategy, so I know that I have the skills to represent the interests of my district successfully. I will be an effective leader in Albany and help to bring about the change we desperately need.” If you have any questions please email him at

  6. I Like Mike permalink
    March 23, 2010 3:41 pm


  7. John Galt permalink*
    March 23, 2010 6:22 pm

    Please note: this story is meant to inform you of Mr. DiSanto’s choice to support Mr. Lazar in the campaign. This should not be construed as our blog “endorsing” Mr. DiSanto’s views. Mr. DiSanto is a Democrat whom we will be following and investigating, given his race against Senator Golden. As such, we thought it prudent to inform you of his actions in this race, as was have done with Senator Golden.

    To be clear, our blog has been critical of Senator Golden’s actions in recent months. Some Republicans might not like that. In fact, one individual has alleged that this blog is a “tool to undermine the Republicans.”

    Allow me to be absolutely clear: the goal of this blog is not to tear down the Brooklyn GOP. The Brooklyn GOP leadership has done that already. We spent weeks after the creation of our blog (after Chairman Eaton himself commented on the blog) providing constructive criticism and expressing our frustration with the Republican establishment in this borough.

    Despite our advise and our contributors’ suggestions, the Brooklyn GOP chose to ignore us, as they have ignored many in recent years seeking reform.

    Because they refused to change their ways, some of our contributors saw fit to demonstrate to you, the readers, the unfortunate financial, political, and ethical decisions the party leadership has made and continue to make. Our research led us to the very sad conclusion that the Brooklyn GOP has become an organization led by a self-interested Bay Ridge cabal. Recent evidence has demonstrated that leaders of the party have engaged in proxy organizations that help the Brooklyn Democratic party.

    So, the idea that we are trying to “undermine Republicans” is seriously misguided. The Brooklyn GOP leadership has done that all on their own.

    True Republicans, conservatives and libertarians, as comprise our contributors list, are justified in being incensed with their party leaders and deserve to know just what’s going on in Brooklyn GOP politics.

    We don’t run this blog to make friends with the establishment. That doesn’t make us Democrats. It means we put principles first and respect what our party should stand for, not the people who claim to “run” the party as Republicans.

  8. Cicero permalink
    March 24, 2010 1:27 am

    John Galt, very well said!

    The comments you expressed above are succinct and appropriate.

    Thank you for the clarifications. Keep fighting the good fight!

    Briefly and simply stated: the ASIB goals are reform, positive changes, and accountability.

    All candidates, of any party or political persuasion, who may politically challenge Marty Golden ought to be part of the ASIB discussion.

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