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Padavan backs Peter Koo in race for Liu’s seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 20 on September 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) has thrown his support behind Peter Koo in the race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat. Koo will face Democrat Yen Chou, Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou and possibly her primary rival S.J. Jung, who is considering running on the Working Families Party ticket. “Peter Koo has proven he [...]

Choe to head back to work for Liu, Jung not ruling out general election run [UPDATE]

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on September 17, 2009 | No Comments

After a surprisingly bruising defeat in the Democratic primary for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat, John Choe said he will return to his former boss’ office as his chief of staff in the near future. Yen Chou won the tight race for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday with 25 percent of the vote, edging [...]

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After previous fracas, candidates stick to issues at 3rd District 20 forum

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on August 6, 2009 | No Comments

At a City Council District 20 candidates forum at Flushing Library last Thursday, CUNY Professor Joyce Moy set the ground rules early. “The issues facing the 20th Council District are what we’re focused on here tonight,” Moy said loudly prior to addressing the candidates. “The issues, and only the issues, are what we’re going to [...]

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Preservation, affordable housing dominate heated District 20 forum

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on July 2, 2009 | No Comments

Seven candidates vying to replace City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) debated parks and preservation issues in Flushing last week and set off some early fireworks in what is  already a heated race. The candidates discussed their positions on bolstering green space, affordable housing, reviving the Kissena Park freshwater ecosystem and landmarking issues, but also took [...]