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New western Queens districts create faux state Senate fight

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 12, District 13, District 16, Governor, State Senate on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

The new proposed state Senate district lines would set Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) against Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), but the longtime friends say they have no plans to duke it out at the polls. “This actually makes it very amusing,” Peralta said. Both senators characterized the new districts, drawn by Senate Republicans, as politically [...]

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Task force lines pit Avella vs. Stavisky

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 12, District 13, District 16, Governor, State Senate on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

After a state body released redrawn lines for New York’s state Senate districts, cries of political gerrymandering were heard from northeast Queens all the way to Albany. In particular, political sources pointed to the proposed districts of Sens. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who would have to run against each other if the [...]

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Qns. residents slam Albany’s plan

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 15, District 16, District 24, Governor, State Senate on February 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

No matter how you slice it, the redistricting plan drawn up by a state task force last week was widely panned in Queens by critics who said the proposal breaks up communities and gerrymanders the lines. Every 10 years, districts for state Senate, state Assembly and congressional lines are redrawn to reflect population changes recorded [...]

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GOP proposes own redistricting plans for Assembly, Senate

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, State Senate on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Republicans have been quietly shopping around a map of proposed legislative lines as part of the upcoming redistricting, as Queens minority groups have been advocating for lines of their own. The GOP blueprint is still in its infancy, according to a Republican source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the first draft of [...]

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Avella plans Albany shakeup

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 11, District 26, State Senate on January 13, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) said they were focusing on the state budget and ethics reform after being sworn into office last week.

State Sen. Frank Padavan during an interview at the TimesLedger offices earlier this year.

Padavan concedes to Avella

Posted by Anna Gustafson in District 11, State Senate on November 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Republican Frank Padavan ended his 38-year run in Albany Monday afternoon and conceded to state senator-elect Tony Avella.