By Joe Anuta City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) was set to open a campaign office in Jamaica to augment his run for Queens borough president Thursday. The political outpost, located at 161-10 Jamaica Ave. suite 419, will open its doors at 6 p.m.
City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) endorsed Melinda Katz for borough president Monday, a month after he dropped out of the race himself. “Through the years we served together in the City Council, I have witnessed, time and again, the dedication that Melinda Katz has shown advocating for Queens,” he said. Katz is backed by [...]
By Joe Anuta The Flushing Letter Carriers Association Branch 294 endorsed state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in his bid for borough president Sunday in Alley Pond Park. “Tony has shown a true understanding about postal and labor issues,” said Tony Paolillo, president of the branch.”We pledge our support for his campaign.” The union branch represents [...]
By Joe Anuta Reshma Saujani was set to pick up endorsements from three Flushing politicians Monday afternoon in her bid to become the city’s next public advocate. The former deputy public advocate was scheduled to receive the nod from U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside), City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and state Sen. Ron Kim (D-Flushing) [...]
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) formally endorsed Costa Constantinides Sunday in his bid for City Council. Maloney joined dozens of community leaders, labor unions and political action committees in endorsing Costa’s City Council campaign for a 22nd District seat, which represents Astoria along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights. [...]
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) collected two noteworthy endorsements last week, announcing the backing of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York), the United Federation of Teachers, New York State United Teachers and the Professional Staff Congress. “Tony is a proven reformer who is always focused on how best to deliver real results for his constituents,” [...]