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Wills defeats challengers to retain City Council seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) said he is looking forward to continuing his agenda for \southeast Queens after voters decided to keep him in office for the remainder of his term. Wills, 40, trounced former Councilman Allan Jennings, Clifton Stanley Diaz and Michael Duvalle for the seat with 2,699 votes, or 70 percent of the [...]

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Wills confronts Jennings outside polling site

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 13, 2011 | No Comments

The bad blood between City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) and his opponent Allan Jennings heated upĀ  Tuesday as the two men crossed paths outside August Martin High School just as the incumbent placed his vote in the Democratic primary for the special election. Wills, who was accompanied by his wife Marcia and 21-year-old daughter Julissa, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Rivals begin to raise funds for Wills’ seat

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

Political contenders old and new have thrown their hats into the ring to determine who will represent parts of southeast Queens for the next two years, but so far they have not built a strong financial war chest, campaign finance records show. The city Campaign Finance Board has listed four candidates who will be challenging [...]

Candidates lined up for SE Queens special election

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on July 14, 2011 | No Comments

The city’s Campaign Finance Board has listed four candidates who are slated to challenge City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) in this fall’s special election for the 28th Council District. The election will decide who will serve the two years left on Council term for seat that had been held by the late Thomas White, who [...]