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Assembly members in western Queens hold onto seats

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 23, District 28, District 30, District 34, District 35, District 36, District 37, District 38, District 39 on November 3, 2010 | No Comments

Despite a reported anti-incumbent, anti-Democrat mood across the nation, all the seated Democrats won another term in the state Assembly races in western Queens this year, according to unofficial election results from NY1.

Suarezmotta (l.) makes the round campaigning.

Suarezmotta kept off ballot by board

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on October 28, 2010 | No Comments

The Republicans’ candidate for the open state Assembly seat in Corona, Humberto Suarezmotta, has been booted from the ballot for failing to file his signatures with a cover sheet, a decision he says he may dispute in federal court.

Monserrate on 37th Avenue during primary day in September.

Monserrate faces charges of fraud

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 21, District 39 on October 21, 2010 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate surrendered this week to federal prosecutors on charges he misused city funds meant for a failed nonprofit in Corona to finance his own political campaigns, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said.

Francisco Moya leaves St. Leo’s in Corona. Photo by Christina Santucci

Hiram done in by scandal

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

Community activist Francisco Moya bested former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate nearly two-to-one in last week’s Democratic primary, but was his win due to voters liking Moya or disliking Monserrate? Michael Krasner, political science professor at Queens College, said it was most likely a combination of both.

Moya fends off Monserrate

Moya fends off Monserrate

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Strike two for Hiram Monserrate. Community activist Francisco Moya bested the controversial former state senator in the Democratic primary for the 39th Assembly District seat, earning 67 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results.

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Ferreras blames Monserrate for harassment

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, District 21, District 39 on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

A spokesman from the office of City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) said her tires have been slashed and she has received vulgar notes — harassment which her office alleges is from Hiram Monserrate, her former boss when he held her seat.