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Rivals begin to raise funds for Wills’ seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on July 21, 2011 | No Comments

Political contenders old and new have thrown their hats into the ring to determine who will represent parts of southeast Queens for the next two years, but so far they have not built a strong financial war chest, campaign finance records show. The city Campaign Finance Board has listed four candidates who will be challenging [...]

Candidates lined up for SE Queens special election

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on July 14, 2011 | No Comments

The city’s Campaign Finance Board has listed four candidates who are slated to challenge City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) in this fall’s special election for the 28th Council District. The election will decide who will serve the two years left on Council term for seat that had been held by the late Thomas White, who [...]

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Three Queens candidates knocked off ballot by Board of Elections

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20, District 26, District 29, District 31 on August 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

Only three of the dozens of City Council candidates in Queens were tossed off the ballot by the city Board of Elections this week, but anticipated court battles were expected to drag on after the ballot is certified in the coming days. On Tuesday morning, a battery of Queens politicians and attorneys shuffled in their [...]

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Political outsider hopes to bump mainstay White

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on July 15, 2009 | No Comments

Stephen Jones may not have any experience in the political world, but the lifelong Jamaica resident and community activist said his knowledge of the neighborhood’s needs is what makes him the best candidate to take City Councilman Thomas White’s (D-South Ozone Park) seat. Jones, who works as a security guard at Citi Field, said issues [...]