Despite misstep, Mascia pledges to be “an advocate and fighter for the people”

Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia, the Fillmore district candidate for Common Council, intends to be “an advocate and fighter for the people.” Despite the coordinated, deliberate, and long planned smear campaign executed over the last week, the Commissioner intends to win the Council seat.

In prepared remarks delivered at the Hispanic Veterans’ Memorial — a monument that he helped to build — Mascia reiterated his regret and apologies for the insensitive remarks that were recorded without his knowledge.

Mascia intends to use this unfortunate mistake to lead a conversation about race, class, opportunity, and justice. He dismissed recent criticisms and took a wide range of questions.

Mascia makes a campaign statement

Mascia takes questions from reporters

Mascia makes a final comment