Queens delegation split over redistricting

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 12, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 29, District 36, Governor, State Senate on March 22, 2012 | No Comments

The contentious redistricting process that changed political representation in Queens came to a close Monday when a federal judge signed off on the new congressional lines, days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo did the same at the state level. Queens lawmakers from the state Assembly largely voted to approve the state lines, while those from the [...]


Halloran scolds Dems over new Assembly lines

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 22, District 25, District 26, District 27, Governor on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

At a Republican gathering Sunday evening, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) criticized the Democratic leadership in the state Assembly for redrawing legislative boundaries in a way that gerrymandered part of one northeast Queens district and minimized the voice of GOP voters. “Everywhere they could, they cut us in half,” he told members of the Queens [...]

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Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]


Flushing inaugurates first new Assembly member in 28 yrs.

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Congress, District 26, District 27, District 7, U.S. House on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Residents of the 27th state Assembly District began a new era for their community as they welcomed the first new Assembly member in nearly three decades to represent Flushing, Whitestone and Fresh Meadows. Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) appeared at a formal ceremony Sunday before various borough and state officials, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), [...]

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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 [...]