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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Rozic, Weprin, Braunstein and the spelling bee champion


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

State Assemblymembers Nily Rozic, David Weprin and Edward Braunstein should have hired spelling bee champion Arvind Mahankali when they honored him during his visit to the Assembly.  Arvind Mahankali could read the thousands of pages contained in hundreds of bills and explain the contents to Rozic, Weprin and Braunstein before they vote. Members of our […]

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Silver, Lopez & Weprin—three peas in a pod


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The old saying is you can judge a person by the company they keep.  Standing shoulder to shoulder with Democratic New York State Speaker Sheldon Silver was New York State Assemblymember David Weprin.  Silver was holding a press conference explaining how he was dealing with the recent scandal concerning former Kings County Democratic Party leader […]

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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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Weprin fined for comptroller campaign violations


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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A state legislator was penalized thousands of dollars after the city determined his run for comptroller was fraught with violations. According to the city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB), Assemblymember David Weprin owes $28,184 in total penalties and $325,561 in public funds repayments for a dozen violations his failed election campaign for comptroller committed in 2009. […]

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Why Assemblymember Meng Will Win The Democratic Primary For Congressmember Ackerman’s Seat


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

  The race to fill Congressmember Gary Ackerman’ seat may already be over before the first Democratic Party primary nominating petitions are signed. All three declared candidates including State Assemblymembers Grace Meng and Rory Lancman along with NYC Councilmember Liz Crowley are proud products of the Queens Democratic Party clubhouse. Win or lose on Primary […]

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Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder sworn in


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan. Senator Charles Schumer formally swore Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder into office.

Newly-elected Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder was formally sworn into office on Sunday, November 6 in a ceremony attended by dozens of locals and elected officials, including Senator Charles Schumer. Goldfeder succeeds former Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer — who resigned from the seat to become Queens County Clerk — in the 23rd Assembly District. He won 54 percent […]

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Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct


| ecamhi@queenscourier.com

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have […]

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Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have […]

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Will Weprin VS. Turner even matter?


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

In just one week, voters in the Ninth Congressional District will choose a representative to replace Congressmember Anthony Weiner, he of the sexting scandal. For a seat that may soon disappear, the battle on both sides has been incredibly spirited. Businessman Bob Turner versus Assemblymember David Weprin. Republican versus Democrat. Republicans are not supposed to […]

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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


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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


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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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Will a Weprin replace Weiner in Congress?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Now that 9th District Queens/Brooklyn Democratic Congressmember Anthony Weiner has resigned from office, many are now speculating on who his replacement might be. Queens County Congressmember and Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley and his counterpart – Kings County Assemblymember and Democratic Chairperson Vito Lopez will want Governor Cuomo to call a Special Election. This will […]

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