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Candidates make final push

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on September 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

When voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide who will replace Nettie Mayersohn as District 27’s representative in the state Assembly, they will be faced with a choice between a seasoned veteran of state government and a newcomer looking to bring change to Albany. After being held by Mayersohn for 28 years, the seat [...]

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Special Election: Marco DeSena

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

Campaign Office: 24-55 Francis Lewis Blvd. Whitestone, NY 11357 718-690-3737 Seat: 27th Assembly District District: Parts of Flushing, College Point, Pomonok, Fresh Meadows, Electchester, Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill Parties: Republican and Conservative Bio: Marco DeSena, who was born and raised in College Point, is vying for the 27th Assembly seat. He works as a [...]

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Assembly candidate DeSena slams Mayersohn stepdown

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Congress, District 27, District 7, U.S. House on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

The Republican candidate to replace Nettie Mayersohn, who retired in April from the 27th District state Assembly seat she held for 28 years, contends that the Queens Democratic Party manipulated the timing of the special election to replace her. Marco DeSena alleges that the county Democratic Party’s leaders — under the guidance of its chairman, [...]

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DeSena runs for Assembly as a reformer

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Marco DeSena, the Republican and Conservative parties’ nominee in the special election to replace retired state Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn in the 27th District, says he will be “the citizen legislator” if elected, working to represent his constituents and to reform politics as usual in Albany. Pledging to retire from the Assembly after three two-year terms [...]

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Simanowitz aims to take Assembly seat

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Five weeks before the special election to replace Nettie Mayersohn, his newly retired boss of 15 years, Democratic state Assembly candidate Michael Simanowitz is confident he is the best person to represent the people of District 27. Simanowitz, who served as Mayersohn’s chief of staff from 1996 to April, when she stepped down after 28 [...]

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King supports Turner in race for Weiner seat

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner picked up the second high-profile endorsement of his campaign when he was backed Sunday by U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Massapequa Park) at Joe Abbracciamento’s Restaurant in Rego Park as his opponent, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) was endorsed by the state’s largest private sector union. King’s endorsement of Turner [...]