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Democrats must concede to Padavan

The race for the 11th Senate District has been dragging on for two months now. Queens Democratic leaders have turned this race into a travesty. It is time for them and City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) to concede this election.

The Elections Board has followed the decree of the courts and recounted the ballots in question. With state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) leading by over 500 votes and only over 200 votes remaining, Padavan should be declared the winner.

To manipulate this election to favor a Democratic majority in the Senate is unfair to those who reside in the 11th Senate District. Judge Kevin Kerrigan should consider this case closed and let Padavan continue to represent his constituency with diligence, as he has done for the past 35 years.

As a civic leader for more than 25 years, he has made it easier for me and my fellow civic leaders to maintain and improve our quality of life in our communities through his work in the Senate. Even though most of our issues have been city−oriented, he has worked on our behalf and never turned a deaf ear on us.

If Gennaro is as concerned about the residents in the 11th Senate District as he continually said during his campaign, he will not take the issue any further in the courts and allow us to have representation in the state by Padavan.

Angela Augugliaro


Queens Colony Civic Association

Floral Park

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