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Mark Weprin easily wins primary for brother’s Council seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 23 on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) handily beat his two challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary race to replace his brother, City Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis), according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections. Weprin garnered 50.96 percent of the vote in the primary for Council District 23, which covers Fresh Meadows, Queens Village, [...]

Weprin pledges to form Co-op and Condo Caucus if elected

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, District 23 on September 4, 2009 | 9 Comments

State Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck), a candidate for City Council in the 23rd District, said he would create a caucus representing co-ops and condos in the Council should he win the race. “This caucus will provide a forum for Council members to analyze and discuss issues of particular concern to co-op and condo owners,” [...]

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Trio of Dist. 23 candidates square off on health-care access, schools at TimesLedger debate

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 23 on September 2, 2009 | No Comments

The three Democratic candidates vying to replace outgoing City Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis) focused their arguments on how they would help bring parents into the forefront of their children’s health care and education during last Thursday’s TimesLedger Newspapers Council debates at the Flushing Library. State Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) and community activists Bob Friedrich [...]

Video of three more TimesLedger City Council debates now available

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 23, District 25, District 29 on September 1, 2009 | No Comments

Full video coverage of three more of the TimesLedger/CNG debates held last week at Flushing Library can now be viewed in full at our sister site BoroPolitics.com. To watch City Councilwoman Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights) trade barbs with challengers Daniel Dromm and Stanley Kalathara in our District 25 debate, click here. For the District 23 [...]

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Singh blasts Weprin on Parkside connection in mailing

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, District 23 on August 21, 2009 | No Comments

Swaranjit Singh’s campaign for City Council sent out a mailer Friday suggesting his opponent for the seat, state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck), did not speak out against a Hooters restaurant opening up in Fresh Meadows because Weprin’s campaign is being managed by the same firm hired by the eatery. “Lobbyist groups, they kind of [...]

League of Conservation Voters endorses Mark Weprin

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, District 23 on August 5, 2009 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) picked up the endorsement of the New York League of Conservation Voters in his bid for the City Council seat currently occupied by his brother, City Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis). “Mark Weprin has been a longtime advocate for cleaner air, cleaner water and better parks, and his common-sense approach [...]