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Padavan, Avella tout differences at SJU forum

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 11, District 16, District 24, District 25, State Senate on October 21, 2010 | No Comments

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) does not own an iPod. His challenger, former Democratic City Councilman Tony Avella, would rather have a beer with Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino instead of Paladino’s Democratic opponent, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, “because it might end in a big argument.”

These answers were revealed during a candidate’s forum at St. John’s University Monday night, sponsored by TimesLedger Newspapers and the Queens Chronicle in conjunction with the university. On a more serious note, the candidates spent the rest of the evening explaining how they would deal with reforming Albany the state’s budget deficit and root out state corruption.

SE Queens candidates pass through revolving-door NAACP debate

SE Queens candidates pass through revolving-door NAACP debate

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Congress, District 10, District 11, District 33, District 6, State Senate, U.S. House on September 3, 2010 | No Comments

A political debate in St. Albans last Thursday hosted five candidates running for four offices representing southeast Queens, but incumbents and their challengers never once met face-to-face during the forum.

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Stavisky stands by her record during forums

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

For the first couple months of the campaign, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Oakland Gardens attorney John Messer and New York Lottery winner and former chemistry professor Isaac Sasson of Flushing largely avoided appearing at events together, but they verbally sparred Aug. 24 at a MinKwon Center-sponsored event, then again at the Aug. 25 Queensboro Hill Civic Association meeting.

I’m having five debates with Avella in October: Padavan

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on August 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

“I got a call last week from [managing editor] Liz Rhoades from the Chronicle and she said they were thinking of setting up this debate. I explained to her that there are already five in October, and that there would be ample opportunity for my constituents and the media to be there,” the state senator said Monday morning.

Avella slams Padavan for declining debate invite

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

State Senate candidate Tony Avella has called out his opponent, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), for declining to participate in a planned political debate sponsored by TimesLedger Newspapers and the Queens Chronicle.

Fox criticizes Hevesi for failing to attend debate

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 28 on August 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Joe Fox said Andrew Hevesi has been reluctant to appear in public during the primary campaign, but Hevesi said he had to skip the debate because one of his wife’s relatives was in the hospital.