The Wave Endorses Mike Scala for Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2012
NEW YORK – NY-5. The Scala for Congress campaign is pleased to announce that The Rockaway peninsula’s largest newspaper, The Wave, has issued an official endorsement of Mike Scala for the new 5th Congressional District seat. Scala is running for the Democratic nomination in the Tuesday, June 26, 2012 primary. Under the title “Scala For Congress In Democratic Primary” in the current edition, The Wave explains its endorsement of Scala.
“The Wave tradition is to not endorse a candidate in primary elections, but we are breaking that tradition this year because we strongly believe that the present Congressman, Gregory Meeks, has to be moved out of office for the good of the Rockaway community and because we believe that Mike Scala, a young man with good ideas, is the person to replace him.”
The Wave, also online at www.rockawave.com, has been a media staple in the Rockaways since 1893. New York’s new 5th Congressional District consists of the entire Rockaway Peninsula, southeast Queens, and parts of Nassau County.
Mike Scala was born and raised in Rosedale, Queens. Mr. Scala graduated cum laude from Polytechnic University (now Polytechnic Institute of NYU), and earned his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He has worked for the legal department of New York State United Teachers, where he helped defend educators facing discrimination. He additionally spent time at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which advocates for improving end of life care and is the largest nonprofit membership organization of its kind in the United States. During the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Scala worked with the Obama campaign to help college students vote early via in-person absentee ballot. Scala is a Hip Hop artist who has released music through the storied Rawkus Records. He recently founded the Solid Ground movement, which promotes governmental focus on everyday Americans and has garnered national support.