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Experience seen as deciding factor for Wills

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on November 11, 2010 | No Comments

Corey Bearak, a consultant who has frequently worked for Democratic candidates causes, said the councilman-elect beat out his six opponents because he was one of the first to start campaigning when the city announced the non-partisan special election in August following White’s death.

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Readability, privacy top ballot concerns

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, Attorney General, City Council, City Offices, Congress, Governor, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

While there were fewer problems with the new voting system in last week’s general election than in the primary, complaints about the ballots and machines were still widespread and the city and state need to address the small font size and privacy issues, state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and state Sen.-elect Tony Avella said this week.

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Queens rejects bid by Tea Party to gain toehold in boro

Posted by Anna Gustafson and Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Attorney General, City Council, City Offices, Congress, Governor, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 11, 2010 | No Comments

The 2010 midterm elections drew residents from every corner of Queens to vote in races that ousted its last remaining Republican in Albany and changed the face of politics in a borough where Republicans and Tea Party members made little headway despite a national groundswell of support for more conservative politicians.

State Sen. Frank Padavan during an interview at the TimesLedger offices earlier this year.

Padavan concedes to Avella

Posted by Anna Gustafson in District 11, State Senate on November 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Republican Frank Padavan ended his 38-year run in Albany Monday afternoon and conceded to state senator-elect Tony Avella.

State Sen. Frank Padavan casts his vote at PS 178. Photo by Christina Santucci

Padavan fights election results

Posted by Anna Gustafson and Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on November 4, 2010 | No Comments

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) filed a motion in Queens Civil Courthouse Wednesday to impound voting machines and ballots in his district after his Democratic challenger Tony Avella ended his 38-year reign in Albany by a margin of about 3,000 votes, according to city Board of Elections results.

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Avella ousts Padavan in race for Senate, according to unofficial election results

Posted by Anna Gustafson and Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, District 16, State Senate on November 3, 2010 | No Comments

In a major upset Democratic challenger Tony Avella defeated longtime state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) in one of New York’s most closely watched races in the battle for control of the state Senate, according to unofficial election results.