NYC Republicans Endorses Vickie Paladino for NYS Senate (D11)
New York City Republicans is proud to support Vickie Paladino for the 11th New York State Senate district representing northern Queens. Vickie Paladino is the woman you want to send to Albany. The iron woman who took on Mayor Bill DeBlasio for disrespecting our fallen NYPD officer and his brothers/sisters in arms.
Vickie Albrizio Paladino was born in Whitestone, Queens on October 28, 1954 to Alfred Joseph and Rita Albrizio, first generation Italian-Americans. Both raised in the Bronx, Alfred and Rita married in 1940, just prior to Alfred enlisting in the U.S. Army.
The third of five children, Vickie grew up in a close-knit family here in northeast Queens that was, unfortunately, forced to confront adversity early on with the death of her 41-year old father when Vickie was only six years old. This tragedy left her mother to raise their four children on her own.
Vickie attended P.S. 193, then went to J.H.S. 194 and Flushing High School, finally finishing Saint Helena’s High School of Business, graduating with honors. Vickie was also a Girl Scout, starting as a Brownie and advancing to the level of Cadet.
Vickie was always an outspoken advocate, beginning in High School where she developed an interest in the Vietnam War, however while many of her peers were protesting our troops and becoming involved with radical politics, Vickie instead supported our armed forces and soldiers like her father who risked their lives for our country.
In 1974 she married her childhood sweetheart, Thomas Paladino, and together they owned and operated a successful landscaping business for over thirty years. Tommy ran company operations while Vickie managed the business and financial side.
The family business allowed Vickie to also be a full-time mother to their two sons, and she became very active in her children’s education serving as a volunteer for the local PTA. Both children attended P.S. 79 and J.H.S. 184. Thomas John graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, before going on to graduate New York University, and Zakary a graduate of the prestigous Chaminade High School.
As her children grew up Vickie was able to develop her passion for interior design, eventually joining the custom interior furnishings company owned by her sister JoAnn, which serves clients like Ethan Allen and Calico. Vickie continued working as Director of Operations for over ten years at their factory in College Point until it was sadly forced to relocate out of Queens to Connecticut due to the skyrocketing costs associated with doing business in this area.
Vickie had a strong role model in her mother, whom she always admired for raising five children on her own while providing a happy, supportive home for her and her siblings. However, adversity once again found their home when at the age of 77 her mother died from a sudden heart attack.
With the passing of her mother, Vickie followed her mom’s example and became a tower of strength for the family, continuing with the death of her older brother Alfred, and once again when her older sister Patricia -- both from cancer.
Today Vickie enjoys 43 years of marriage with Tom and their two sons, Thomas John, 40, and Zak, 30, both of whom inherited their mother’s passion for political advocacy.
Vickie has a lifetime of experience in Northeast Queens, raising a family, running a business, and speaking out on behalf of her community. She is the quintessential New Yorker -- tough, experienced, and outspoken. As your state senator, she will represent YOUR interests and the interests of our community in a way that no other politician could ever hope to match.
She needs YOUR vote in November.