Ruben Wills, Santucci

Special Election: Ruben Wills

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Ruben Wills was elected to office during last year’s special election following Thomas White’s death. He had worked with state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) prior to his election. Wills has received several endorsements from other elected officials, including Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and groups such as the United [...]

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3 fellow Dems confront Wills in Council race

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28, District 29 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Voters in southeast Queens will be heading back to the polls Tuesday in the first step to determine who will be their City Hall representative for the next two years and the men who are vying for the spot are sparing no expense for the seat, according to campaign finance records. City Councilman Ruben Wills [...]

Allan Jennings, Santucci

Special Election: Allan Jennings

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Allan Jennings served as the Council member for the 28th District from 2002 to 2006. He was censured and fined by the Council and eventually lost to the Democratic primary to Thomas White, who was endorsed by the party. He attempted to run for the Council seat in 2009 but lost in the primary to [...]

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Diaz wants to tackle loans in run for City Council seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Clifton Stanley Diaz has spent years managing the ins and outs of one of southeast Queens’ biggest co-op communities, and he said his experience would give him an edge in City Hall. Diaz, 62, is one of three candidates who will be challenging City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) in next month’s Democratic primary in the [...]

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Ruben Wills break-in case set to start after election

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

A Manhattan judge has postponed the much-delayed misdemeanor trial for City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) until after his primary, but the beleaguered elected official said he is focused on other matters. Wills, who is facing four candidates next month in the special election to remain the representative of the 28th Council District, was flanked by [...]

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Quinn tours Central Library after city budget restoration

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 26, District 27, District 28 on July 21, 2011 | No Comments

Just weeks after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and the rest of her Council colleagues saved the Queens Library from massive cuts in the city budget, she took a tour and saw exactly where the money went. Quinn met with staff members at the Central Branch, at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., last week to thank [...]