Bob Turner carries his ballot over to the voting machine in Breezy Point.

Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

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Simanowitz beats DeSena

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

Democrat Michael Simanowitz easily won the special election Tuesday to replace his former boss, state Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, as District 27’s representative in Albany’s lower legislative body. Simanowitz had secured 77 percent, or 4,181 votes, with 65 of 97 precincts reporting Tuesday night,, while his opponent, Republican Marco DeSena, had only received 23 percent or [...]

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Candidates make final push

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on September 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

When voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide who will replace Nettie Mayersohn as District 27’s representative in the state Assembly, they will be faced with a choice between a seasoned veteran of state government and a newcomer looking to bring change to Albany. After being held by Mayersohn for 28 years, the seat [...]

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Special Election: Marco DeSena

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Campaign Office: 24-55 Francis Lewis Blvd. Whitestone, NY 11357 718-690-3737 Seat: 27th Assembly District District: Parts of Flushing, College Point, Pomonok, Fresh Meadows, Electchester, Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill Parties: Republican and Conservative Bio: Marco DeSena, who was born and raised in College Point, is vying for the 27th Assembly seat. He works as a [...]

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Assembly candidate DeSena slams Mayersohn stepdown

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Congress, District 27, District 7, U.S. House on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

The Republican candidate to replace Nettie Mayersohn, who retired in April from the 27th District state Assembly seat she held for 28 years, contends that the Queens Democratic Party manipulated the timing of the special election to replace her. Marco DeSena alleges that the county Democratic Party’s leaders — under the guidance of its chairman, [...]

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DeSena runs for Assembly as a reformer

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 27 on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Marco DeSena, the Republican and Conservative parties’ nominee in the special election to replace retired state Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn in the 27th District, says he will be “the citizen legislator” if elected, working to represent his constituents and to reform politics as usual in Albany. Pledging to retire from the Assembly after three two-year terms [...]