James Sanders sworn in to Senate


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of James Sanders' Office

Former Councilmember James Sanders graduated to the State Senate in style. Last Thursday, January 17, Sanders was sworn in at York College, surrounded by a “rainbow coalition of people” – nearly 300 of his constituents. “We had a little bit of everybody who makes up our district,” said Sanders about the event. “Now, the goal […]

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Sanders defeats indicted incumbent Huntley in State Senate primary


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THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

Incumbent State Senator Shirley Huntley, who just a few weeks ago was charged with tampering, falsifying business records and conspiracy, lost her District 10 seat. Before her arrest, Huntley was already facing a viable challenger in the Democratic primary, Councilmember James Sanders, the September 13 winner. Early numbers coming in showed Sanders ahead, but the […]

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Sanders holds off five opponents


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The incumbent won the Primary in the 31st District, and will now run in the November election to continue to represent Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway and Arverne. James Sanders Jr., who has served for three terms, was unanimously voted the first African-American Chair of the Economic Development Committee in 2001. He said his […]

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Sanders holds off five opponents


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The incumbent won the Primary in the 31st District, and will now run in the November election to continue to represent Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway and Arverne. James Sanders Jr., who has served for three terms, was unanimously voted the first African-American Chair of the Economic Development Committee in 2001. He said his […]

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Sanders, cops meet with community on robbery pattern


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Police came to a community meeting along Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton with some good news. They told the audience they have caught four men they believe are responsible for the string of robberies along the popular shopping street. Despite the good news, however, many in attendance were still upset that the robberies ever occurred. Despite […]

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CFB Not As Easy As ABC For Sanders and Jennings


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We have our first official brouhaha of the campaign season. Newly-minted candidate David Hooks has surfaced with an attack on Councilmember James Sanders’ bookkeeping — or should I say lack thereof? Hooks’ major contention is two-fold: First, he says Sanders’ failure to file proper Board of Elections documents for three years shows a level of […]

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