Candidate of New York City Council

Vickie Paladino

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Candidate for New York City Council

Bob Holden

Born and raised in Maspeth, Queens, and now a resident of Middle Village, Robert F. Holden was elected to the New York City Council on November 7, 2017. As Council Member, Holden represents the neighborhoods of Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Woodside. He is the Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Veterans and has jurisdiction over matters relating to New York City’s Department of Veterans’ Services and other veteran-related issues. He is also the former Chair of the Council’s Technology Committee.

Holden and his wife of 50 years, Amy, have lived in Middle Village for decades and have three children and four grandchildren. Holden worked as a graphic designer and served as a professor at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) in the Department of Communication Design. For 25 years, he held the office of president of the Juniper Park Civic Association, representing the neighborhoods of Middle Village and Maspeth. During that time, he also served as Managing Editor and Art Director of the Juniper Berry Magazine, the JPCA’s 96-page color magazine. First published in 1940, the Juniper Berry is considered one of the finest all-volunteer civic magazines in the nation. Holden also served as webmaster of the JPCA’s informative website,

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Candidate for New York City Council

Marvin Jeffcoates

Marvin was born on January 17, 1965 in Jamaica, NY. He graduated from White Plains High School. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in April 1982 and received basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and attended the United States Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan. He then enlisted in the Regular Army in August 1984. He received Advanced Individual Training for Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of AIT, he was assigned to B co 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell Kentucky. In 1986 he was assigned to A co 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia and later to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) as a Team Leader. His next assignment was with the School Brigade, also at Fort Benning, where he served as a Basic Airborne and Sniper Instructor. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division’s Long-Range Surveillance Detachment in the Republic of Korea as a Team Leader in 1989. In 1991, he was assigned to C co 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Squad Leader where he also served in the Persian Gulf in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm. In 1996 he returned to Korea as the Operations Sergeant for the 2nd Infantry Division’s Long-Range Surveillance Detachment. Upon his return from Korea, he was promoted to Sergeant First Class and served as a Platoon Sergeant and Regimental Operations Sergeant with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. In l999, he was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps as a Jumpmaster Instructor at the Advanced Airborne School. In 2001 he was assigned to Fort Drum New York as an Observer Control/Trainer where he retired from active duty as a Sergeant First Class in 2004.  He is a graduate of numerous military schools including the U.S. Army Ranger School and the Special Operations Training Course. He has received numerous decorations including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Southwest Asia Service Medal w/1 campaign star, the Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 2, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, the Liberation of Kuwait Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon.

Past Commander Jeffcoat obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville North Carolina, a Bachelors of Political Science Degree from Empire State College in Saratoga Springs New York, a Master of Arts in Diplomacy Degree from Norwich University in Northfield Vermont, and Juris Doctor from Concord Law School in Los Angeles California. He is a life member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, a life member of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, a life member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the VFW, a Member of the American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, and President of the Sunnyside GOP Club, Knights of Columbus, and former Queens Community Board 2 member.

Marvin was recruited into ST Elias CWV Post No. 1618 in Brooklyn in 2010 by Past National Commander Fred Schwally. During that time Marvin served as Department OD and Legislative Chairman. In 2015 he transferred to ST Sebastian’s CWV Post No. 870 in Woodside, NY in 2015 to be closer to home and more active in Post activities. In 2018 he was elected as Department Commander and served two consecutive terms. Marvin also joined the VFW in the early 1990s while on active duty as a member at large. His Dad encouraged him to become a life member of his Post, Post No. 792 in Montpelier, VT in 2002. Upon retirement from active duty in 2004 he joined the John V. Daniels Jr. Post No. 2813 in Woodside, NY and became an active member. Since becoming active in the VFW Marvin has served as Post Commander, County Commander, District Commander, Chairman of the Department Legislative Committee and member of the National Legislative Committee; Department Commander of the Catholic War Veterans;

President of the Sunnyside GOP Club; Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 390 sponsored by the Daniels Post; and NRA Pistol and Rifle Instructor.

Past Commander Jeffcoat is married to the former Maria F. Jones of the Philippines, and they have two sons, Fermino Antonio, who is 23 years old and Emmanuel Julius, who is 17 years old. They currently reside in Woodside, NY. Past Commander Jeffcoat is currently employed by the Boys Club of New York as a Facility Manager.

Candidate for New York City Council

District 31

Daniella May

Daniella May, dynamic Secretary for the Women’s Caucus and Vice Chairman of the Black Caucus:

• A frontline hero during the pandemic, drawing from her extensive experience as an operating room nurse.

• Her journey embodies the resilience and aspiration instilled by her Jamaican immigrant parents.

• Effortlessly connecting political finesse with deep roots in her community.

• A trailblazing black Republican fostering empowerment within her community.

• Founder of Agenda 700, a non-profit committed to advancing credit building and financial literacy in underserved communities.

• As a candidate for the 31st council, she is a beacon for a new era of service-oriented politics.

• Driven by her rich Jamaican heritage, she tirelessly works towards transformative societal change.

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