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Harrison Chain launches bid for Katz’s seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 27, District 29 on May 29, 2009 | No Comments

Heidi Harrison Chain formally kicked off her campaign Sunday for the seat being vacated by Councilwoman Melinda Katz, Sunday, citing her support for public safety, schools and seniors before a crowd of 50 people at her Forest Hills campaign office. “I’ve lived my entire life in our community and worked to make our streets safer, [...]

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Koslowitz looks to retake old Council seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on May 29, 2009 | No Comments

Forest Hills resident Karen Koslowitz made the move from her former position as deputy borough president to director of community boards last month to prepare for her bid for her former City Council seat. The city Conflicts of Interest Board ruled in March that Koslowitz would face no issues running for the 29th District Council [...]

Working Families Party backs Dromm over Sears, Gulluscio over Ulrich

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 20, District 21, District 23 on May 28, 2009 | No Comments

As the powerful, union-backed Working Families Party announced its endorsements for this year’s citywide election, several Queens challengers got the backing over the incumbents. Incumbent City Councilwoman Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights) carried the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party, but her Democratic opponent, Daniel Dromm, won the backing from the Working Families Party. Working Families [...]

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Former Council staffer hopes to make good on 2nd bid for Katz’s seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on May 28, 2009 | No Comments

When Forest Hills resident Lynn Schulman, a Democratic candidate for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D?Forest Hills) seat, stands on the steps of City Hall, she still gets goose bumps. “City Hall, that’s history,” Schulman said. “It’s the house of local government.” Schulman has spent much of her life working with and for city government, but [...]

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Peter Koo joins race for Liu’s seat

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on May 28, 2009 | No Comments

The race to replace City Councilman John Liu (D?Flushing) just got a little more crowded. Flushing businessman Peter Koo formally tossed his hat into the ring to become the councilman for District 20. Flanked by Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa and District Leader Mei Lin Tan, Koo made his announcement at Mulan Catering Hall [...]

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Flushing native Ron Kim launches bid to replace Liu on Council

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on May 28, 2009 | No Comments

Former Queens liaison to Gov. David Paterson Ron Kim officially launched a campaign for the soon?to?be vacated seat of City Councilman John Liu (D?Flushing) last week, making him the seventh candidate to register for what is shaping up to be one of the most dynamic political races in the city. Kim, a Flushing native with [...]