Michael Duvalle has lived in southeast Queens for more than 40 years with his family. Duvalle, who served with the Navy, owned his own security company where he claims he created more than 2000 jobs. He also used to serve as the president of the Rockaway Merchants Association.
Up until this year Duvalle, was a member of the Community Education Council 27 which serves most of southeast Queens.
This is the first time Duvalle has run for any public office.