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Ciafone drops out, leaving Simotas unopposed in run

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 36 on August 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ciafone, 40, an attorney based in Astoria, decided to halt his bid in mid-August, leaving Simotas, a Manhattan attorney who serves on Community Board 1, as the only candidate on the ballot. Simotas also has no Republican opponents.

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Astoria attorney pushes reform in run for Gianaris’ seat

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 36 on June 28, 2010 | No Comments

Astoria’s John Ciafone said he would go to Albany as a reformer with an emphasis on improving education, health care and transportation in his district if elected as the replacement for state Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) this fall.