NYC Comptroller John Liu

Liu campaign finance practices questioned

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Mayor on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

A series of alleged campaign finance irregularities has raised questions about City Comptroller John Liu, the former councilman from Flushing and a possible top-tier candidate to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013. Last week The New York Times released a biting, front-page critique of Liu’s campaign finance practices since his election, forcing the city’s finance [...]

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Korean college student joins Lancman’s office as intern

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 25 on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

The office of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) is building bridges to Asia in hopes of boosting its connection to the sizable Asian-American communities in his district. The face of the newest iteration of this ongoing effort is 26-year-old Kyung Rok Park, a University of Seoul student who is living for 12 weeks in [...]

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Queens leads city in pothole complaints

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, City Offices, Public Advocate on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

Queens roads are in the worst shape in the city, according to a new study by city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Of more than 80,000 calls to 311 this year requesting road repairs, more than 22,000 were about Queens streets, the report found. The city has witnessed a 56 percent increase in pothole complaints [...]

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Liu touts Obama jobs plan

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Offices, Congress, District 14, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | No Comments

The long-awaited American Jobs Act President Barack Obama proposed Sept. 8 will have more than a billion dollars of direct economic benefit for Queens workers, according to a new report by city Comptroller John Liu. One of the key aspects of the $447 billion proposal would be the implementation of a $175 billion program to [...]

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Simanowitz beats DeSena

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

Democrat Michael Simanowitz easily won the special election Tuesday to replace his former boss, state Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, as District 27’s representative in Albany’s lower legislative body. Simanowitz had secured 77 percent, or 4,181 votes, with 65 of 97 precincts reporting Tuesday night,, while his opponent, Republican Marco DeSena, had only received 23 percent or [...]

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Special Election: Michael Simanowitz

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Party Democratic Campaign Office 67-15 Parsons Blvd. Electchester, NY 11365 (718) 969-5711 Biography Michael Simanowitz, an Electchester father of four who grew up in Forest Hills, is vying for the 27th state Assembly seat. He worked beginning in 1996 as chief of staff to outgoing District 27 Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, who retired from the seat [...]