Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s last campaign mailer has for its text only a headline, “Marty Markowitz: As Brooklyn as They Come!,” a terse invocation to vote, and one quote from the Beep: “If I’ve made you proud of being a Brooklynite, if I’ve improved your life even a bit and put a smile on your face… the best is yet to come.” Nonetheless it is a gatefold, showing dozens of pictures of Markowitz posing with constituents, celebrities, and politicians, and striking funny poses. Basically his pitch is that he is quite a character — he even has his own bobblehead! –and our lives would be a little grayer without him. The fun-loving pol, having gotten local businessman Eugene Myrick thrown off the ballot in the primary, faces Republican Marc D’Ottavio in Tuesday’s election.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2009