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Sanders cruises past five opponents

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 31 on September 16, 2009 | 3 Comments

Despite a large number of challengers who actively campaigned up to the last second, voters in Laurelton and the Rockaways chose to keep City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) as their Democratic candidate for in this year’s primary. Sanders beat out five candidates who were vying for his seat with 3,071 votes, which was 39.91 percent [...]

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Titus, Leandre in hot water over Brookville Park alcohol-fueled debauchery

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, District 31, District 31 on September 9, 2009 | No Comments

Civic leaders and residents of Rosedale clashed with state Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-Far Rockaway) and political candidate Jaques Leandre last week as they tried to piece together how one of their family events at Brookville Park had spiraled out of control and littered the greenspace. Members of the Queens Coalition for Parks and Greenspaces and [...]

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Titus, candidate Leandre let family day get out of control: Civic leaders

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, District 31, District 31 on September 3, 2009 | No Comments

Southeast Queens civic leaders and parks advocates are slamming City Council candidate Jacques Leandre and state Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-Far Rockaway) for allegedly allowing a wild party to take place at Brookville Park during an outdoor family day event they sponsored two weeks ago. Fred Kress, president of the Queens Coalition of Parks and Green [...]

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Leandre’s radical ties daunt Council hopeful: Source

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 31 on June 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

City Council candidate Jacques Leandre’s association with a controversial religious group may have cost him a key endorsement for his race against Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), a source close to the contest said. Leandre, who plans on running against Sanders in the Democratic primary this fall, did not receive the backing of the Queens Democratic [...]

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Sanders, challengers face off in Council debate

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 31 on June 12, 2009 | No Comments

Some of the candidates vying to challenge City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) this November took on the incumbent last Thursday night in a special candidates forum that focused on southeast Queens’ environmental issues. The Springfield/Rosedale Community Action Association hosted the event at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rosedale that featured Sanders and fellow Democrats Michael [...]