Greeks in Support
of Dan Donovan

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Greek Americans from Staten Island and Brooklyn gathered in support of Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan who was running for New York Attorney General in the latest election.

The fund raiser was organized by Stavros Bakousis and Dr Gergis and took place at Mr. Bakousis’ restaurant, the Woodrow Diner, at 655 Rossville Ave. in Staten Island New York. Dan Donovan, who lost the race and failed to become New York Attorney General, made remarks outlining his plans while thanked all participants for their support. He also spoke highly about the Greek American community and its accomplishments.

In closing, Mr. Bakousis thanked everyone for showing up and taking part in the political process, underlying how important it is for the community to be more active when it comes to both local and national politics.

Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. was elected Richmond County District Attorney in November 2003, becoming the first Republican elected District Attorney in New York City in over fifty years. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2007 with nearly 70% of the vote, with the endorsement of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

A native Staten Islander, Dan Donovan was educated in local schools and attended St. John’s University (Staten Island Campus) where he earned a BA in Criminal Justice. He later attended the Fordham University School of Law as an evening student where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and earned his JD, with honors, in 1988. True to his modest upbringing, Dan paid his own way through college and law school, working various jobs and learning the true value of hard work and determination.

Prior to being elected District Attorney, Donovan began his career as a prosecutor serving eight years under Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau where he prosecuted major narcotics cases throughout the city and served as senior trial counsel. After leaving Morgenthau’s office, Donovan began serving his native Staten Island in 1996 as Chief of Staff to then Borough President Guy V. Molinari. In January 2002, Mr. Donovan was appointed Deputy Borough President, serving under Borough President James P. Molinaro.


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