Central Labor Council endorses Queens incumbents minus Ulrich

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 21, District 22, District 24, District 27, District 28, District 30, District 31 on June 26, 2009 | No Comments

The Central Labor Council endorsed all but one of Queens’ nine City Council incumbents running for re-election, notably leaving off the only borough Republican member of the legislative body, Eric Ulrich (R-Rockaway Beach). The CLC said it would endorse candidates in the Ulrich’s race and the other six disputed Council races in Queens after its [...]

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Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Links on June 26, 2009 | No Comments

City Council candidate Swaranjit Singh’s turban-centric campaign fliers get some attention from Newsday. The gay marriage bill has been indefinitely sidelined by the Senate debacle in Albany. [Newsday] State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said withholding senators’ paychecks would only exacerbate the chaos. [Daily News] Power-sharing talks between Senate Democrats and Republicans again broke down Friday but [...]

Koslowitz gets backing of supermarket union

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on June 25, 2009 | No Comments

The state’s largest supermarket union has endorsed Karen Koslowitz in her bid for Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat. Koslowitz announced Thursday she received an endorsement from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, a union that represents about 23,000 workers in the New York City area. Koslowitz called the group a vitally important [...]

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Candidate residency questioned as gloves come off at Liu seat forum

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on June 25, 2009 | No Comments

Seven candidates vying for the City Council seat of John Liu (D-Flushing) got a taste of the often raucous world of Flushing politics Tuesday night. Parks and preservation were set to be the topics of a candidates forum held by the Queens Civic Congress, but political mudslinging quickly reared its head in a preview of [...]

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Teamsters back Choe in District 20 race

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on June 25, 2009 | No Comments

The Teamsters Local 237 announced its endorsement of John Choe in the race to fill City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) soon to be vacated seat. Choe said he was honored to receive the backing of the Teamsters, who represent more than 24,000 workers in a variety of industries across New York City. Gregory Floyd, president [...]

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Friedrich says he’s a civic leader running in a political race

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, District 23 on June 25, 2009 | No Comments

Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich said his experience as a civic leader will translate well to the City Council, which he says needs to be infused with civic-minded people like himself instead of career politicians. In his 14 years as president of the co-op, Friedrich, who is running for the Council seat being vacated [...]