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Dignitaries, elected officials gather to support Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge

May 3, 2016 By John Alexander Brooklyn Daily Eagle
U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File
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A distinguished group of elected officials and community leaders recently came together at Trace restaurant in Bay Ridge for a well-attended fundraising event in support of U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who represents the people of 11th Congressional District of New York City.  The former Staten Island district attorney now serves on the Committee of Homeland Security and its Committee on Foreign Affairs.  

Donovan was named chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communication.  In his short term as a Congressman, Donovan has worked to pass the Zadroga Act for the continuing care of the 9/11 responders who are suffering illnesses as a result of their service.

“I’m so thankful to everyone who came out to support me at this fantastic event in Bay Ridge,” said Donovan. “We are at a pivotal time in our nation’s history, and we need leaders in Washington who will work to get America back on the right track, jumpstart our economy and protect our nation from terrorism. All of the generous support I received at this event will allow me to get my message out of how we’re working to improve the lives of the people of South Brooklyn. Their generous support is critical to our success.” 

Elected officials and dignitaries included Sen. Marty Golden, Brooklyn Republican Party Chair Ted Ghorra, Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kassar, and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) President and CEO Carlo Scissura.  Scissura left a BCC event at the Wicked Monk a few blocks away to make an appearance, and Donovan returned the favor by stopping by the Wicked Monk to address the BCC.  

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There were supporters from both sides of the bridge, and the featured speaker was Donovan’s long-time friend, attorney Robert Rich, of the law firm Zraick, Nahas & Rich. George Kabbez, owner of Trace, kept the food and spirits flowing, and Donovan made it a point to answer questions and to speak with everyone who attended.


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