The winner of the non-partisan election will serve as the Council member until Dec. 31 2011 and a second election next year will choose someone to serve out the rest of White’s four-year term, according to the mayor. The candidates for the election will be chosen by independent nominating petitions and not a party primary, according to the rules stated in the city charter.
“I got a call last week from [managing editor] Liz Rhoades from the Chronicle and she said they were thinking of setting up this debate. I explained to her that there are already five in October, and that there would be ample opportunity for my constituents and the media to be there,” the state senator said Monday morning.
The office of City Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) announced the memorial services for City Councilman Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park), who died of cancer Friday. A wake will be held at Greater Allen AME Cathedral at 110-31 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m., according [...]
State Senate candidate Tony Avella has called out his opponent, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), for declining to participate in a planned political debate sponsored by TimesLedger Newspapers and the Queens Chronicle.
“The passing of my friend and colleague Tom White is truly a changing of the guard,” said fellow Councilman James Sanders. “New York City is a far poorer place without him.”
City Councilman Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park) died Friday, according to the head of Community Board 12. He had just turned 71, according to Celeste Katz at The Daily Politics.