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Search for Weiner replacement begins

Posted by Joe Anuta and Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 32, District 7, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

The heads of the borough’s two major parties are expected to name their nominees to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner by later this week at the earliest after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a Sept. 13 special election to fill the vacant 9th Congressional District seat in Forest Hills. Weiner resigned in disgrace last [...]

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Weiner seat attracts names

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 23, District 24, District 24, District 25, District 30, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on June 23, 2011 | No Comments

After three weeks of media frenzy surrounding Weinergate and a curt final press conference last Thursday, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner officially left Congress Tuesday, creating a unique political vacuum in his district that stretches across much of Queens into Brooklyn. The Forest Hills Democrat submitted his official resignation letter Monday and was out at midnight [...]

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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 [...]

…But former Katz backer, Bronx Dems, endorse Liu

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 18, 2009 | No Comments

Mere minutes on the heels of City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) endorsing Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) for comptroller, the Bronx Democratic Organization backed Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) for the post. This is particularly notable since the Bronx was a stronghold of Katz in the leadup to Tuesday’s primary, with the balance of the borough’s [...]

Katz backs Yassky over Liu in comptroller run-off

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

City Councilwoman and former comptroller candidate Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) backed Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) in the Sept. 29 run-off election this morning at City Hall, opting against her Queens colleague Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing). Here’s a bit of what she had to say: “I enthusiastically endorse David Yassky because he will bring honesty and [...]

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Liu to face Yassky in run-off for comptroller

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilmen John Liu (D-Flushing) and David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) will meet in round two of the Democratic primary for city comptroller in the coming weeks after a run-off election was triggered Tuesday in the tight race, according to unofficial election results. Liu led the pack of four candidates in Tuesday’s primary, finishing with 133,986 votes, [...]