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Huntley, Clark defeat Democratic challengers

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 33, State Senate on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Experience was the deciding factor in the key Democratic primary races as both state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) were returned to office, according to unofficial results.

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Huntley, Clark face Dem challengers in primary

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 33, State Senate on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

Next week’s Democratic primary will be pitting two of southeast Queens’ veteran members of the state Legislature against two challengers hoping to make their mark on the borough’s political scene.

SE Queens races draw new blood

SE Queens races draw new blood

Posted by Howard Koplowitz and Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 31, District 33, State Senate on July 22, 2010 | No Comments

The July filing with the state Campaign Finance Board revealed that state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) and state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) will be facing competition during this fall’s primary from upstart Democrats Clyde Vanel and Lynn Nunes, respectively, who challenged other longtime incumbents in last year’s City Council races.

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Comrie rolls to primary victory over Vanel

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 27 on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) successfully won his bid for a third term during Tuesday’s primary by beating his sole opponent, Clyde Vanel, with a significant majority of the vote in the 27th Council District. Comrie, head of the Council’s Queens coalition, received 62.46 percent  with 5,393 votes, while Vanel, an attorney, received 37.54 [...]

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SE Queens incumbents face challenges in re-election bids

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 27, District 28, District 31 on June 3, 2009 | No Comments

Several Democratic candidates are throwing their hats into the ring in southeast Queens to challenge the area’s City Council incumbents. Both Councilmen Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and James Sanders (D-Laurelton) have announced they are running for a third term, while Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park) will be seeking his second consecutive term as councilman for [...]

Meeks’ aide ends Council run, backs Comrie

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 27 on June 3, 2009 | No Comments

Brian Simon, the executive assistant for U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), told TimesLedger Newspapers Wednesday that he has dropped out of the race for the 27th Council District, the seat currently held by Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans). Simon said he signed the necessary campaign finance board forms to end his campaign Monday and will be [...]