Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides was elected to serve as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention to nominate President Barack Obama for re-election, reported The Queens Gazette. .
Constantinides met former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in Charlotte and said, “It was a true honor for me to represent my community in Charlotte this past week as the Democratic Party moves forward with their plans to improve the lives of middle and working class Americans.”
He also added that, “Governor Dukakis is a symbol of what is possible in our great country if you work hard for your community,” referring not only to his election as governor, but also to Dukakis’ 1988 Presidential candidacy.
Constantinides, who has lived in Astoria his whole life, is an advocate for working families. He has also served as Vice President of the Long Island City Alliance, an organization dedicated to securing responsible development and protecting quality of life. Most recently, he has been teaching public policy as an adjunct lecturer at Queens College.