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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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Special Election: Clifton Stanley Diaz

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

Clifton Stanley Diaz has been a member of the Rochdale Village board of directors for many years. The retired Air Force member has been involved with several community activist groups, including Rochdale’s civic. Another group he was part of was the city’s anti-drug task force during the late ‘80s and he helped to rename a [...]

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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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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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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 [...]