Dishing with Dee: Deep personal loss leads to Council candidate’s conversion

Posted by Dee Richard in City Council, District 19 on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

The fascinating world of politics has outdone itself again. Late Thursday evening I received a phone call from a friend. His conversation started out, “Dee, did you read today’s Queens Tribune?” I said, “No! I’d been busy all day I hadn’t had time to read any of the local papers, including my own TimesLedger. Why [...]


Political Action: Energetic supporters propel Kim in NE Queens primary

Posted by William Lewis in Assembly, City Council, District 19, District 28, District 38 on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

The Democratic primary race for the 19th City Council District seat in northeast Queens has ended with Kevin Kim in the lead over Jerry Iannece. The final results of this election, however, will not be determined until all the absentee ballots have been counted. It is believed there are about 1,000 absentee ballots to be [...]


Queens Democrats praise primary victor Kim

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Queens Democratic Party insiders said Kevin Kim’s win over his five opponents in the Sept. 15 primary stemmed from the candidate’s ability to not only galvanize his base but also to draw voters from across the district. Kim, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s (D-Bayside) deputy director of community affairs, defeated Democrats Jerry Iannece, Paul Vallone, Steve [...]


With primary behind her, Chou sizes up new foes

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on September 24, 2009 | 8 Comments

After eking out a victory in the Queens Democratic primary for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat last week, Yen Chou is looking forward. Although many candidates in her place have little to worry about in heavily Democratic New York City, Chou could face another challenging race. Chou won the tight race for the Democratic [...]


Newcomers crash Queens Democratic Party

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 19, District 20, District 25, District 26, District 28 on September 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

Queens residents cut the cord that towed the Democratic Party line in last week’s primary elections, and while some say politics in the borough is in a state of upheaval, the long-dominant political machine says it is as strong as ever. There were 10 primaries for City Council seats in Queens Sept. 15, six of [...]


Amid a meager turnout, Flushing’s political prominence grows

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller, City Council, District 19, District 20 on September 23, 2009 | No Comments

The Sept. 15 primary election drew just 11 percent of eligible voters to the polls citywide, but its impact for emerging immigrant communities like Flushing may be felt for decades. The city Board of Elections said the overall turnout was among the lowest for a primary in modern history, but exit polls have shown that [...]