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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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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 [...]

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Wills to propose renaming a street for late Tom White

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

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) has announced that he is working on a bill that would honor the life and work of his predecessor, Thomas White. A street renaming measure is in the works for somewhere in the southeast Queens neighborhoods where the former councilman lived, Wills said during last week’s Community Board 12 meeting. [...]

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Queens leaders welcome Wills

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on December 16, 2010 | No Comments

“Did you hear that?” City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) asked Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), laughing. “United States Sen. Chuck Schumer said District 28 — let me repeat, District 28 — was going to be the best district in this city.”

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Wills begins his first days in City Council

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on December 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) started his term as the new member of City Hall’s Queens delegation last week and he said he has been busy finding ways to solve his southeast Queens district’s biggest problems.

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Wills prepares his council agenda

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on November 11, 2010 | No Comments

In the week since he won the special election to the southeast Queens City Council seat, Ruben Wills said he has been hard at work at making sure his constituents’ voices are heard when he enters City Hall.