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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Obama’s ratings hurt Weprin: Observers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Democrats may have a 3-1 advantage over Republicans in the 9th Congressional District, but President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the state of the economy sank state Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) chances of winning the seat over Republican Bob Turner, according to political observers. “I think there was a lot of anger about the economy [...]

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Wills defeats challengers to retain City Council seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) said he is looking forward to continuing his agenda for \southeast Queens after voters decided to keep him in office for the remainder of his term. Wills, 40, trounced former Councilman Allan Jennings, Clifton Stanley Diaz and Michael Duvalle for the seat with 2,699 votes, or 70 percent of the [...]

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Despite GOP win Dems keep hold on Pheffer seat

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

In a shocking upset, Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner defeated Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck), 53 percent to 47 percent, with about 70 percent of precincts reporting as of midnight Wednesday, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press. If Turner is certified as the winner, it would mark the first time a Republican has [...]

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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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Dem Goldfeder wins Pheffer Assembly seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 23 on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

Democrat Phil Goldfeder defeated Republican Jane Deacy in the race for the 23rd state Assembly seat in southern Queens late Tuesday night. Shortly after midnight, the Associated Press reported Goldfeder garnered 7,928 votes, or 54 percent, compared to Deacy’s 6,655, or 46 percent, with 83 of 90 districts reporting. “It feels fantastic,” Goldfeder said after [...]