Politics

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Politics

Lively boro primaries enter final stretch

Indictments, mud-slinging and insurgent candidates have all made for an eventful primary season in New York, where hopefuls battled over state issues to try and move on to the general election in November. Comment.
Queens Village

Boro’s South Asian candidates still absent from ballots

Despite redistricting victories earlier this year that concentrated the voting powers of South Asian Americans in Queens in ways they had never been before, when voters go to the polls next week they will find no South Asian ethnic candidate on the ballot for either state Assembly, state Senate or district leader. Comments (1).
Politics

Voting concerns arise ahead of election season

Queens elected officials say redistricting is causing confusion in the voting public. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Cambria Heights

Vanel makes Assembly run

Cambria Heights resident Clyde Vanel is putting his experience as a small business owner at the forefront of his campaign to unseat 13-term incumbent state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village), but he is still undecided on the issues of increasing the minimum wage and charter schools supported by his opponent.. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Flushing

Stavisky to push for education, job creation if new term is won

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) has served six terms in the state Legislature following a special election in 1999 and has put education and employment at the top of her to-do list should she be elected for another term in November. Comments (1).
Flushing

Messer seeks Albany solutions founded upon common sense

Oakland Gardens businessman and lawyer John Messer is challenging incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) for the second time after the two faced off in 2010, and he is hoping to bring what he calls common-sense Democratic positions to strike a balance in Albany. Comments (3).
Flushing

Hopefuls seek niche in race

As the Flushing state Assembly race reached its final stages, some of the candidates took to the streets to outline specific points in their platforms and to tout endorsements from influential groups. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Flushing

Councilman calls Meng dual citizen

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) drew sharp criticism from his opponent over recent statements he made about her citizenship. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Messer clashes with Stavisky in lively debate

Democratic Party primary challenger John Messer and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) traded jabs over gay marriage and term limits in a heated debate last week, although they agreed on some key initiatives, such as job creation, opposition to hydrofracking and support for the state Dream Act. Comments (5).
Howard Beach

Senator revs up campaign

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said elected officials have a unique opportunity to bring positive change to the communities they serve, which is why he is seeking re-election to a second term in the 15th Senate District. Comment.
Forest Hills

Reyes takes case to Republican voters

Juan Reyes, an attorney and longtime Forest Hills resident, said if he is elected as a state senator, he would focus on growing underdeveloped job sectors in New York to bolster employment and attract the country’s top talent. Comment.

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