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Joe Lhota Primary Victory Speech

Joe Lhota Primary Victory Speech

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Joe Lhota Primary Victory Speech
Joe Lhota Primary Victory Speech

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Published by: Celeste Katz on Sep 11, 2013
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Joe Lhota Primary Night SpeechSeptember 10, 2013New York Hilton- As Prepared For Delivery -Thank you. Thank you all.My name is Joe Lhota and I am running to be the next Mayor of the City of New York.I am honored that primary voters have chosen me to be on the ballot this November.I want to thank all of the voters who are watching tonight who took time out of their day to cast their ballot. This is the first step towards continuing a strong future for our city.I’m standing here tonight because of you.I want to particularly thank my wife, Tamra, and my daughter, Kathryn. No matter what I’ve faced in life, these two women have been my foundation, my source of energy and strength, and my inspiration. I wouldn’t be standing here today without them. They have been working tirelessly on this campaign and I’m so proud to have them standing with me.My parents, Jackie and Joe Lhota, are with us tonight. They instilled in me the values of hard work, integrity and perseverance. Mom and Dad, I love you. Thank you very much.Thank you to my incredible campaign team. And all of the volunteers across all five boroughs who have spent grueling days, nights and weekends helping me win. I am soenergized by your dedication. There are so many of you that I would like to name, but I will thank you each individually as this night goes on.Thank you to all of my friends who have organized house parties, breakfasts and otherfundraising events that have provided my campaign the resources to be successful.Ladies and gentlemen: Tonight represents a mile marker on our road to victory inNovember. Our journey continues - - just a lot faster.Now is the time for our Party to come together and unite for the common good.There have been times in this campaign where petty attacks and distractions havedominated the conversation.My campaign has always been about the issues that matter to New Yorkers and how theMayor can best serve the people of this great city.
 And, at the end of the day, this is what brought us to victory: issues, vision, principlesand experience. And I can proudly say that we conducted a campaign with integrity, with honesty and with substance. Again, it is time to unify our Party; to strengthen it and prepare it for victory inNovember.I’d like John Catsimatidis and George McDonald to stand with me and help unify theparty. John is a good man and a solid New Yorker. He and I agree on more than wedisagree.George is a great guy and a visionary leader. He has become a true friend during thisprimary. I will seek the advice and counsel of these men as my campaign goes forward.New York has always been the beacon of hope for the world. America is the land of opportunity, and New York City is the place where dreams come true.New York City is the City of Opportunity. There are no limits to what we can accomplish.For my family, that is so true. I was born in the Bronx to young parents who taught meat an early age the value of hard work and perseverance.They taught me integrity - - to always tell the truth. They personally sacrificed for my education and I am forever thankful.My dad was a City cop. His father was a City fireman and my Mom’s dad was a City taxidriver. My grandmothers both worked to make ends meet, and my mother also workedso my brother and I could attend parochial school.New York City has been in my blood from the very beginning.I was the first in my family to attend college. This city has given me great opportunity and, as Mayor, I will ensure that each and every New Yorker has the sameopportunities.Over the course of the next two months, New Yorkers will see two completely different visions for the future of this City.I hear an awful lot coming from the other side about the “tale of two cities” and how they  want to tear down the progress that’s happened over the last twenty years.
This “tale” is nothing more than class warfare. An attempt to divide the city.It is a feeble retreat to the same old playbook that promises a perfect world, but deliversonly special-interest-dominated politics.It’s this kind of thinking that has historically brought our city to the brink of bankruptcy and rampant civic decay.In this campaign, that starts tonight, I am not going to let the other side divide our city. I will campaign to unify our city.Let me tell you something: We may be five boroughs, but WE are ONE city, ONE peopleand the last thing we want is to send the city back to the days of economic despair, fearand hopelessness. We’re New Yorkers and we’re in this together.This city is the most diverse city in the world - - we are home to every culture andethnicity across the planet. It’s one of the things I love most about this city. We havemore in common than we have differences. We all want safe streets where we don’t have to live in fear, we all want our children tohave a good education that will allow them to be competitive in the 21st Century, we all want a good-paying job that can put food on the table and a roof over our heads, we all want a strong quality of life that enables us to enjoy our city.New Yorkers are unlike any other people in the world. We have spirit, we have drive,and we are unflappable.No matter who tests us--and boy have we been tested--we never back down.The city has transformed over the last two decades. Crime is at historic lows, theeconomy has expanded and we have new growing emerging industries that are creatinggood-paying jobs. You can see this transformation in my home borough of Brooklyn. Today you can walk through Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Crown Heights – or along the beautiful BrooklynBridge Park – and you will see neighborhood after neighborhood transformed into greatplaces to live, work and raise a family.This did not happen by accident. It happened because the public and private sectorscame together to improve our quality of life.

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