Yen Chou, a former aide to a state lawmaker and onetime candidate for city office, announced her campaign for the Flushing state Assembly seat last week with a kick-off celebration and promises of a well-funded operation. Chou was flanked by supporters and a group of young volunteers, posters in hand and smiles plastered on their [...]
Candidates and political observers have begun to make their assessments about what happened this election season to lead to the easy re-election of state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone). As is often the case in politics, money, anger and apathy were key to the results, some said, while Stavisky highlighted her focus on issues rather than divisive rhetoric.
The Sept. 14 Democratic primary has come and past for most voters and candidates, but Isaac Sasson, who came in second in the race to replace state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), had not yet thrown in the towel as of Tuesday afternoon.
Barring any unexpected developments, Toby Stavisky will hold on to her state Senate seat for another two years after beat her two Democratic challengers, newcomer John Messer and Flushing fixture Isaac Sasson, in the primary.
The primary for the 16th state Senate District seat currently held by Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) has been a relatively quiet one, but it has featured three distinct candidates who want to lead the sprawling district.
A who’s who of election candidates and political figures were among the 3,000 people who came to the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam Temple in Flushing for its annual Sri Ganesha Chaturthi celebration Sunday afternoon. More photos inside.