Koslowitz backed by NY Hotel and Motel Trades Council

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on October 14, 2009 | 3 Comments

The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council threw its support on Wednesday behind Karen Koslowitz’s bid to replace Councilwoman Melinda Katz in the Council’s 29th District. Koslowitz, a Democrat, is running against Lynn Schulman, a Democrat who lost in the primary and is now running on the Working Families Party line. “Karen has a [...]

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Lynn Schulman to run on WFP line in November

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 29 on October 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Community Board 6 member Lynn Schulman gave Queens Democratic Party-supported Karen Koslowitz a run for her money in the race for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat last month in the primary. Now Schulman is poised to take her on again in the general election as she gears up to run on the Working [...]

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Koslowitz paves way back to City Hall with primary win

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

Karen Koslowitz is headed back to a place she knows well: City Hall. Koslowitz beat her five challengers in the Democratic primary for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat as of Tuesday night, garnering 1,834 votes, or 25.89 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections. The former [...]

Schulman backed by New York Times, El Diario La Prensa, and Transport Workers Union

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 10, 2009 | No Comments

The New York Times, El Diario and the Transport Workers Union, Local 100 have endorsed Lynn Schulman’s Council campaign. Schulman is running for Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s seat representing the 29th District, which includes Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, and parts of Richmond Hill, Maspeth, and Elmhurst. “There are two top contenders to replace Councilwoman [...]

Schulman wins support of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 2, 2009 | 3 Comments

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has endorsed Lynn Schulman’s bid to replace Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills). The union represents 100,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada, including 45,000 in New York. “Lynn Schulman represents the ideals we are all fighting for – good jobs that pay living wages, a world class education [...]

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Ethnic tensions, term limits dominate TimesLedger debate for Katz seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 2, 2009 | No Comments

The six Democrats running in a packed race for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat called for better health care and more schools in the district at a TimesLedger Newspapers debate last week during which the candidates also tackled the Cord Meyer rezoning, ethnic tensions and term limits in the run-up to the Sept. [...]