Queens, NY — A 27-year-old Woodhaven native on Monday announced his intention to seek a primary with incumbent Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) in the state’s 38th Assembly District.
Etienne David Adorno, currently on leave from his post as an aide to Councilman Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan), announced his candidacy at the pedestrian plaza at Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway.
He is a member of Community Board 9 and the Woodhaven Residents Block Association and said party leadership has not been as responsive to the needs of Woodhaven as he would like to see.
He was critical of Miller for what he said was failure to address issues important to Woodhaven.
Miller, (D-Woodhaven) said in a telephone interview on Monday that he is perfectly willing to run on his record in 38th District5, including the passage of anticrime and quality of life legislation.
Former Assemblyman and Councilman Adam Clayton Powell IV, for whom Adorno once worked as an aide, endorsed him at the press conference, citing Adorno’s energy and enthusiasm for public service.