Peter Koo donates council salary


| bdoda@queenscourier.com


Councilmember Peter Koo lived up to a 2009 campaign pledge recently by donating his entire City Council salary to a plethora of local community groups, centers and programs. Ten local organizations which include the Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc., Asian American Arts Alliance and Help without Borders were issued $2,000 each during a recent press […]

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Peter Koo back on ballot


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com


In a unanimous decision, five Appellate Division Justices of the State Supreme Court have put Peter Koo’s name back on the ballot, to challenge Senator Toby Stavisky for the 16th District seat in November, saying “the evidence adduced at the trial did not warrant the Supreme Court’s conclusion.” Attorneys for Stavisky, a Democrat, had gone […]

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Community activist Peter Koo challenges Stavisky


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com


The Queens Republican Party made good on its promise to fight for its majority in the State Senate recently when it introduced Flushing businessperson and community activist Peter Koo - who hopes to unseat Democrat Toby Stavisky in the 16th Senate District (16SD). Koo was unanimously endorsed by the Queens County Republicans at their meeting […]

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Politics Aside: Koo jumps to Democrat Party


| RHornak@queenscourier.com


Republican City Councilmember Peter Koo rang in the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, by becoming Democrat City Councilmember Peter Koo. This might seem very appropriate as Dragons are said to be highly ambitious, driven and unafraid to take risks. That is good, because this just may be the biggest gamble of Koo’s […]

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Koo, Mets promote reading


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City Councilmember Peter Koo (left) got some help from Mets executives Dave Howard (second from left) and David Newman (second from right) and fan favorite Mr. Met as they presented an award to student Emily Poyser, as part of a reading challenge organized by Koo. The 11 winners received certificates at a press conference at […]

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Koo edges Chou for Flushing victory


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Yen Chou was the favorite in the District 20 City Council race and at around 6:30 p.m. on Election Day the Democrat was “200 percent confident of victory.” Four hours later, however, it was Republican Peter Koo, a Flushing businessman who lost a 2008 bid for the State Senate, who had emerged as the victor […]

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Koo, Chou trade barbs over records


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With the City Council District 20 race heating up, both Republican Peter Koo and Democrat Yen Chou are making final preparations for what they hope will be a victorious Election Day. “So far so good,” said Chou, who won a close Democratic primary in a field of six candidates vying for the nomination in September. […]

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Stavisky beats Koo, keeps Senate seat


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Democrat Toby Ann Stavisky retained her seat in the 16th Senate District after defeating Flushing businessperson Peter Koo, her first formidable opponent throughout her nine years in office. Stavisky captured 69 percent of the vote. “I’m grateful to my constituents and thankful to be returning to serve the people of the state in a new […]

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KOO UPDATE


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Flushing businessperson Peter Koo, who is competing against Democratic Senator Toby Ann Stavisky for the 16th Senate District, voted at 2 p.m. in the Bland Houses, at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard in Flushing. Owner of a chain of pharmacies in Flushing and president of the Flushing Chinese Business Association, Koo started his day […]

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Koo challenges Stavisky for Senate


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Democratic Senator Toby Ann Stavisky will likely face her most formidable challenge for her Senate seat as she faces off against Republican candidate, businessman Peter Koo, in the 16th Senate District that encompasses northern and central Queens. Owner of a chain of pharmacies in Flushing and president of the Flushing Chinese Business Association, Koo said […]

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Koo back on ballot


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com


In a unanimous decision, five Appellate Division Justices of the State Supreme Court have put Peter Koo’s name back on the ballot, to challenge Senator Toby Stavisky for the 16th District seat in November, saying “the evidence adduced at the trial did not warrant the Supreme Court’s conclusion.” Attorneys for Stavisky, a Democrat, had gone […]

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Koo back on ballot


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com


In a unanimous decision, five Appellate Division Justices of the State Supreme Court have put Peter Koo’s name back on the ballot, to challenge Senator Toby Stavisky for the 16th District seat in November, saying “the evidence adduced at the trial did not warrant the Supreme Court’s conclusion.” Attorneys for Stavisky, a democrat, had gone […]

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Supreme Court questions Koo’s candidacy


| pdavis@queenscourier.com


Lawyers for Republican State Senate candidate Peter Koo were at the State Supreme Court trying to save his candidacy after Supreme Court Judge James Dollard ruled that a petition to knock Koo off the ballot filed by his opponent State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky was valid. Dollard’s ruling suggested that Koo’s primary place of residency […]

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Koo donates $100,000 in scholarships


| pdavis@queenscourier.com


Students at LaGuardia Community College pursuing degrees in nursing, physical and occupational therapy and veterinary technology, will have an easier time affording their education thanks to $100,000 in scholarships donated by Peter Koo. Koo, who is the President of StarSide Drugs and a founding board member of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, recently announced his […]

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Meng & Koo honored


| jabbott@queenscourier.com


Former Assemblymember Jimmy Meng and Flushing businessperson and philanthropist Peter Koo were honored by the Organization of Chinese Americans-Long Island (OCA-LI) at the Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) on Thursday, February 1st. The awards were presented to Meng and Koo by Gladys Yan, president of the OCA-LI and John Tandana, executive vice president. Both men […]

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