PRESS RELEASE: Congressional Candidate Debuts at Annual North Shore Democratic Club Dinner
STATEN ISLAND, NY, May 11, 2017 – NYC's thirteen-member Congressional House delegation has one Republican, representing District 11, covering Staten Island and southern Brooklyn. Come 2018, former Brooklynite and current Staten Island resident, Democrat candidate ZACH EMIG intends to change that.
Candidate Emig made his first public appearance Thursday night at the 56 Annual Awards Dinner, on Staten Island, jointly presented by the North Shore Democratic Club and the Anthony Geata Political Action Committee.
Praising NSD Club President Mike Arvanites for the successful event, Emig observed, "The turn out reflected the strong Democratic foundation here in Staten Island."
"The enthusiasm that greeted my campaign to unseat the Republican incumbent was fantastic," Emig added. "I characterize the spirit of this moment for me as, 'fearless.' I am fearless about pushing for labor rights, [a] higher [minimum] wage, universal healthcare, and for respect for our Democratic institutions.
"The energy I felt at the awards dinner is also reflected in the hundreds of supporters who have already joined my team at zachemig2018.com."
Emig's first involvement in politics was as a volunteer during the 2016 election cycle, helping Democrats register voters and get out the vote.
Emig has degrees in computer engineering and business management from MIT and the University of Michigan. Fluent in Japanese, he currently earns a living trading bonds for a Japanese brokerage house.
Emig is the proud papa of 7 year old twins, Julius and Anastasia, attending public school in Brooklyn; and the adoptive father of (former niece) Mako, 25, and her brother, Kodai, 19.
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Democratic challenger for Cong. Dist.11, ZACH EMIG (center), "gathers the troops" at NSD Club 56th Annual Awards Dinner: (L-R) Max Rose, Dylan Schwartz (SI city council candidate), Emig, Rob Holst (founder, the Middle Class Action Project), Michael DeVito Jr.