Follow the money: How much the Queens candidates have raised


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The Queens Courier compiled a list of net contributions the following candidates running for Borough President and City Council collected during a six-month period ending on January 11, 2013. Data courtesy of the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Borough President Peter Vallone Jr.: $1,050,646 Audrey Pheffer: $347,951 Melinda Katz: $299,496 Jose Peralta: $134,680 Leroy […]

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City Council seats draw big names


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A handful of political hopefuls in northeast Queens are already mulling over a chance to join the city’s lawmaking body next year. The draw of taking over one vacant city council seat and possibly ousting one of the borough’s only two Republicans in another district has been luring in a number of interested candidates. Councilmember […]

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28th City Council District


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NAME: MARTHA TAYLOR BUTLER ENROLLED AS: DEMOCRATIC OCCUPATION: Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Michele Titus TOP ISSUE: The most important issue is the one the people want and need addressed at that time. The sluggish economy is negatively impacting our community in every area. The loss and lack of jobs results in loss of homes […]

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Special Election Candidates in 28th CD


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The list of candidates for the Special Election to fill the late City Councilmember Thomas White’s seat is at seven. The Board of Elections (BOE) web site lists the candidates as Ruben Wills, running on the “A Better Way” line; “Community First” candidate Nicole Paultre Bell, widow of Sean Bell; “People Come First,” Albert Baldeo; […]

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