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Boro Assembly members push to move Primary Day to June

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 22, District 23, District 25, District 30, District 33, District 34, District 38, District 39, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

Eight members of the state Assembly from Queens have signed on to a bill that would push Primary Day for state races from September to June to offset a new federal law that would force New York to hold separate primaries for Congress and the U.S. Senate. The New York legislators want a single primary [...]

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Civics want new election district

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 23, District 24, District 26, District 33, Governor, State Senate on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

Leaders from more than a dozen eastern Queens civic groups met in Bellerose last week, demanding their communities be united by the state task force that will redraw the area’s legislative lines for the coming decade. The state Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment is expected to release its first-draft maps within the [...]

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City pols praise Padavan’s work at Qns. Village dinner

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 15, District 19, District 20, District 33, State Senate on March 3, 2011 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Frank Padavan was his usual self at a Queens Village Republican Club dinner held in his honor Sunday after the political veteran suffered a minor stroke at his home late last month. Padavan spoke toward the end of the evening and doled out many thanks to his friends and family, along with [...]

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Ruben Wills wins former Councilman Thomas White’s seat, according to unofficial results

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Offices, District 10, District 14, District 28, District 29, District 31, District 33, State Senate, Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Ruben Wills won the special election to fill the Council seat held by Thomas White with a modest lead over Nicole Paultre-Bell, unofficial election results from New York 1 said.

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Huntley, Clark defeat Democratic challengers

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 33, State Senate on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Experience was the deciding factor in the key Democratic primary races as both state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) were returned to office, according to unofficial results.

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Huntley, Clark face Dem challengers in primary

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 33, State Senate on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

Next week’s Democratic primary will be pitting two of southeast Queens’ veteran members of the state Legislature against two challengers hoping to make their mark on the borough’s political scene.