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Markell ’09 race broke rules on spending: City

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 19, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

The city Campaign Finance Board determined last week that the 2009 campaign of Debra Markell to fill the District 19 City Council seat left vacant by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) had committed two violations. The Democrat’s campaign failed to refund in a timely manner an inappropriate contribution it received and reported several improper post-election [...]

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Queens Democrats praise primary victor Kim

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Queens Democratic Party insiders said Kevin Kim’s win over his five opponents in the Sept. 15 primary stemmed from the candidate’s ability to not only galvanize his base but also to draw voters from across the district. Kim, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s (D-Bayside) deputy director of community affairs, defeated Democrats Jerry Iannece, Paul Vallone, Steve [...]

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Kim knocks off Dem-backed Ianecce in Avella seat race

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

In a surprise upset, Kevin Kim defeated presumed frontrunner Jerry Iannece and four other Democratic opponents in the primary election Tuesday in the race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Kim will now face off against Republican Dan Halloran in November. Kim, who is deputy director of community affairs for U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman [...]

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Six Dems squabble over overdevelopment, overcrowding at TimesLedger debate for Avella seat

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 2, 2009 | No Comments

The six Democratic candidates vying to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) vowed to fight overdevelopment and explore a variety of options for alleviating overcrowding at district schools during a debate hosted by TimesLedger Newspapers last week. But tempers flared when the contenders were given an opportunity to question their opponents. Democrats Steve Behar, Tom [...]

Watch the Democratic candidates for Avella’s seat duke it out at the TimesLedger debate

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 19 on September 1, 2009 | No Comments

Tempers flared among the six Democratic candidates vying to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) this fall during a debate hosted Friday by TimesLedger Newspapers at which each contender answered questions on overdevelopment, education, parking and public safety. Watch the debate at our sister site, BoroPolitics.com. Democrats Jerry Iannece, Paul Vallone, Steve Behar, Kevin Kim, [...]

Cooke to host ‘meet the candidate brunch’ Sunday

Posted by Nathan Duke in Events on August 26, 2009 | No Comments

City Council hopeful Tom Cooke is hosting a free “Meet the Candidate Brunch” Sunday at Whitestone’s Clearview Jewish Center. Cooke, a Democrat, is one of six contenders for Councilman Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) seat this fall. His opponents include Democrats Jerry Iannece, Kevin Kim, Paul Vallone, Debra Markell and Steve Behar as well as Republican Dan [...]