Ali Najmi versus David Weprin for 24th Assembly seat


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Glens Oaks lawyer Ali Najmi is contemplating running against career politician New York State Assemblyman David Weprin in the 24th State Assembly District.  Najmi makes an interesting candidate.  Starting in the 1990s, the Weprin family political base has declined. Sons and daughters of Jewish, Italian, Irish and Catholic voters have moved to Long Island, Hudson […]

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Give David Weprin credit for the original idea


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Give credit where credit is due. New York state Sen. Tony Avella recently called for a new police precinct. When New York State Assemblymember David Weprin was chairperson of the New York City Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009, he advocated creation of the new 116th Precinct out of the existing 105th NYPD Precinct, before […]

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David Weprin & NYC Campaign Finance Board violations


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Readers of “Penners Pen” along with my letters to the editor over the years will not be surprised to learn that the NYC Campaign Finance Board has charged Assemblymember David Weprin with numerous violations from his ill fated 2009 city comptroller campaign. Weprin personally owes $28,000 in penalties and his old campaign committee must return […]

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ONLY DAVID WEPRIN COULD SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The September 13th special election to fill the Queens/Brooklyn 9th Congressional District seat vacated by former Congress member Anthony Weiner was reminiscent of David and Goliath. In this case, Republican/Conservative Party candidate Bob Turner was David, the underdog. He defeated Democrat/Independence/Working Families Party candidate David Weprin as Goliath, who started out as the overwhelming favorite […]

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HOW WILL DAVID WEPRIN PLAY WITH VOTERS OUTSIDE HIS LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

You can judge a candidates ability to win elections based upon past results. Take a trip down memory lane to consider former NYC Council Finance Committee Chairperson and current State Assemblymember David Weprin’s track record to see his electoral record. In June 2001, the Queens Democratic organization conveniently nominated outgoing Council member Sheldon Leffler’s chief […]

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David Weprin chosen to run for Weiner’s seat


By Queens Courier Staff

Assemblymember David Weprin will be the Democratic candidate in the race to fill Anthony Weiner’s former congressional seat. According to NY1, Democratic leaders tapped Weprin to run for the vacant seat in the Ninth Congressional district that covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn and will file the paperwork tomorrow. Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District […]

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David Weprin chosen to run for Weiner’s seat


By Queens Courier Staff

Assemblymember David Weprin will be the Democratic candidate in the race to fill Anthony Weiner’s former congressional seat. According to NY1, Democratic leaders tapped Weprin to run for the vacant seat in the Ninth Congressional district that covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn and will file the paperwork tomorrow. Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District […]

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DAVID WEPRIN’S PROPOSED NON-RESIDENT COMMUTER TAX MAKES NO SENSE


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Queens Democratic State Assembly member David Weprin’s proposal to introduce a bill in Albany which would implement a 1% non resident commuter tax is disappointing. His proposal which if enacted would result in any revenues generated split equally between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the City of New York sounds great, but missed the potential […]

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David Weprin takes oath


By Queens Courier Staff

Assemblymember David I. Weprin may have been in office since January, but he took the oath of office once again recently – in front of his family and scores of Assembly colleagues, former City Council colleagues and neighborhood well wishers. Shown here, Weprin takes the oath of office from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer at the […]

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Candidate Profile: David Weprin


By Queens Courier Staff

Name: David Weprin Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Democrat, also running on the Independence and Working Families lines. Occupation: Former City Councilmember. “I’m an investment banker specializing in public finance and an attorney, though I haven’t practiced in a while.” Money raised thus far: “About $130,000.” Why did you decide to run for State Assembly? “After […]

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Comptroller Candidate David Weprin Speaks at NST


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

City Councilmember David Weprin, a candidate for New York City Comptroller, detailed his qualifications for the position while addressing North Shore Towers residents on Tuesday, August 18. “Not everyone necessarily knows my background and how suited I am specifically for the office of comptroller,” said Weprin, whose mother lives at the Towers. Weprin said that […]

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Op-ed: Reintroduction of a non-resident commuter payroll tax makes no sense


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY LARRY PENNER

New York State Assemblyman David Weprin’s bill for reintroduction of a non-resident commuter tax is an old, recycled idea periodically proposed by many others, missing the potential economic consequences that might occur after implementing it.

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