It will be the third contest the 31-year-old rookie politician has fought in just 18 months. It will be her first, however, as an incumbent.
That’s something that suits her just fine.
“My record as council member demonstrates that my office works around the clock and gets results,” Crowley told the Echo.
Crowley, the 14th of 15 children of former council members Walter and Mary Crowley, narrowly lost a special election in July 2008. But the mother of two handily took the 30th District out of Republican hands last November — the first Democrat to win since it was created in 1991.
She has maintained a campaign pace for the past 12 months.
“In the City Council, I organized and rallied to keep our firehouses open, specifically Engine Company 271, and we won,” said Crowley, who faces GOP veteran Tom Ognibene in the election.
“I mobilized 2-3rds of the City Council to move Albany to protect women’s health care and won. I fought the Department of Education to give priority-seat zoning to students in my district and won. I fought overdevelopment and won by rezoning over 300 blocks in Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village. I fought to restore funding to our once jeopardized basic services and brought back more funding than all my predecessors to the neighborhoods I represent.
“The community of people who are knocking on doors, making phone calls and doing what they can to show their support for my reelection know how important this race is.
“When voters make a choice on Nov. 3, they will make their decision based on my record,” she said.