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LGBT activists protest against Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, District 13, District 34, District 39, State Senate on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

The wound is still fresh for gay and lesbian constituents of Queens and state senators like Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst), who voted against same-sex marriage two weeks ago. Organized by groups like the LGBT Coalition of Queens and the Western Queens Same Sex Marriage Alliance, protesters marched on Monserrate’s office in East Elmhurst Saturday and [...]

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Monserrate avoids jail but still faces peers

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on December 9, 2009 | No Comments

The saga of state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s (D-East Elmhurst) assault case is out of the courtroom for the time being, but although the first-term legislator avoided any jail time on his misdemeanor conviction for recklessly injuring his girlfriend while dragging her out of his apartment building, he still faces censure from his Senate colleagues and [...]

Dems line up behind Peralta for Senate run

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 13, District 25, State Senate on November 18, 2009 | No Comments

Although he already had picked up the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party, state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) has begun to rack up individual endorsements in his bid to replace embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst). Peralta earned the support of Assemblymen Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) and Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights), as well as [...]

Peralta to take on Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

After calling on state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) to resign following his conviction on a misdemeanor for assaulting his girlfriend, the Queens Democratic Party issued a further rebuke by backing state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) to challenge him in 2010. Peralta, 37, has served in the Assembly since 2002. He got his start [...]

State electeds call for Monserrate to step down

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on October 28, 2009 | No Comments

The voices calling for state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) to step down after his misdemeanor conviction for assaulting his girlfriend got a little louder this week as the Queens Democratic Party unanimously approved a resolution to that effect Monday. “We can’t force him to resign,” said Michael Reich, executive secretary for the Queens Dems. [...]

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Jury of peers awaits Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on October 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

After his conviction on misdemeanor assault charges, state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s (D-East Elmhurst) political future hinges on the findings of a committee of inquiry formed by his colleagues in Albany. Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) announced the committee Tuesday following five days of calls for his resignation from various elected officials at the [...]