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Stavisky credits her focus in Senate primary win

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 23, 2010 | No Comments

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.

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Stavisky defeats Dems seeking her Senate seat

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

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.

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Bid for Stavisky seat brings range of candidates to the table

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

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.

Flushing Hindu celebration draws political crowd

Flushing Hindu celebration draws political crowd

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Attorney General, Congress, District 16, District 22, District 5, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

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.

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Stavisky raises more funds than Dem rivals

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) has solidified a strong fund-raising lead over her two Democratic primary challengers, but her lone Conservative opponent has not filed the most recent required financial disclosure form with the state Board of Elections.

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Stavisky stands by her record during forums

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 16, State Senate on September 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

For the first couple months of the campaign, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Oakland Gardens attorney John Messer and New York Lottery winner and former chemistry professor Isaac Sasson of Flushing largely avoided appearing at events together, but they verbally sparred Aug. 24 at a MinKwon Center-sponsored event, then again at the Aug. 25 Queensboro Hill Civic Association meeting.