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 [...]

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.

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Young Dems call for probe of Turner’s fund-raising

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

The president of the Queens County Young Democrats called on the Federal Election Commission to investigate campaign finance filings by Bob Turner, the Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills).

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Friedrich: Controversial donation taken by mistake

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 24 on September 10, 2010 | No Comments

State Assembly candidate Bob Friedrich took a $1,100 contribution from a controversial Glen Oaks catering hall that has been the source of complaints from civic organizations in and near Floral Park, Bellerose and Glen Oaks, but Friedrich said he did not mean to accept the donation.

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Monserrate behind Moya in race funds

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on August 19, 2010 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate faces an uphill battle in restoring his public image after being ousted from the Senate in February for assaulting his girlfriend, but he is also far behind his opponent, community activist Francisco Moya, in campaign financing as he prepares for the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for the Assembly.

Tribune publisher hired to work on Huntley’s campaign

Posted by Ivan Pereira in District 10, State Senate on August 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

The associate publisher of the Queens Tribune insisted that his role in a state Senate race in the borough is not posing any conflict of interest.