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Qns. GOP seats 3 on Council

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Comptroller, City Council, District 19, District 20, District 32, Mayor on November 11, 2009 | No Comments

During an election marked by turmoil over term limits and a tempestuous Democratic primary season, Queens Republicans last week gained two seats in the City Council and solidified their hold over a third in a borough where the GOP is heavily outnumbered. Flushing businessman Peter Koo triumphed over Yen Chou, a former aide to Councilman [...]

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Boro Dems crossed party lines for Koo

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, District 20 on November 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

The District 20 City Council race last week was determined not so much by the candidates’ stances on issues, but rather by their visibility and commitment to the communities they were vying to represent, say Democratic leaders and observers. Republican City Councilman-elect Peter Koo has deep roots in the Flushing area, where he started the [...]

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Republican Koo edges out Chou in Flushing

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, District 20 on November 4, 2009 | 6 Comments

Xueqiao Gao, 18,  of Flushing woke up at 4 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for the long day of volunteer campaigning for Republican City Council candidate Peter Koo she had ahead of her. She worked until 9 p.m. Tuesday night in front of Flushing’s Taiwan Center to ensure people voted for the man she felt so [...]

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Dems support Chou as Koreans back Koo

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, District 20 on October 21, 2009 | No Comments

As the District 20 City Council race enters the final stretch in the Flushing area, key groups are making their alliances known. The two major party candidates — Democrat Yen Chou and Republican Peter Koo — are consolidating support as they push for voters in the final days before the Nov. 3 general election. The [...]