Rory Lancman details seamless move from Assembly to City Council


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Councilmember Rory Lancman detailed his smooth transition from the State Assembly to the City Council Tuesday in a sit-down interview with The Courier.

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Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Twitter photo courtesy of Dominic Panakal

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman is headed to City Hall.  Lancman, 44, won the open District 24 seat in a landslide victory on November 5. He also swept his opponents during the Democratic primary in September.  “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s very, very gratifying and humbling to not just win but win by such a […]

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Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Twitter

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman swept his Democratic primary race Tuesday and moved one step further to winning an open City Council seat. Lancman, 44, won the District 24 Democratic primary in a landslide victory on September 10. The Fresh Meadows attorney beat out his opponents, Andrea Veras and Mujib Rahman, with nearly 62 percent of […]

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Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlines plan to fight overdevelopment


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Assemblymember Rory Lancman outlined a comprehensive plan he designed to combat overdevelopment and said he would push the bill at a federal level if elected to Congress. The four-part Homes and Essential Landmarks Preservation (HELP) Act — introduced by Lancman, who is running for Congress in the 6th District — focuses on extending tax credits […]

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Summer readers feted by Assemblymember Rory Lancman


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More than 50 young readers throughout Queens were awarded for their participation in this year’s New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge on Monday, October 24. Assemblymember Rory Lancman presented award certificates to students who accumulated at least 40 days of reading throughout the summer, either independently or with their parents and guardians. “A lot […]

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Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

A state lawmaker is looking to take his legislative know-how to City Hall. Assemblymember Rory Lancman officially announced his candidacy for City Council on Monday, November 19. The Democratic hopeful will seek to head the 24th Council District, which currently stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica and is led by outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro. “The […]

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Race for Lancman’s seat heats up as he declines district leader nom


| mchan@queenscourier.com

A defeated congressional hopeful abandoned his run for re-election as party district leader, giving his county-backed opponent an uncontested free ride to the September election. Assemblymember Rory Lancman filed declinations with the Board of Elections on July 16 to pull his candidacy in the Democratic Leadership 25th District Part A race as male district leader. […]

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6th District candidates Meng and Lancman trade jabs over Millionaire’s Tax


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Two democratic congressional contenders traded jabs with each other after one candidate dubbed himself the sole fighter for the Millionaire’s Tax. In his mailed literature (pictured below), Assemblymember Rory Lancman — who is vying for the newly-redrawn 6th District seat — said he is “the only one” in the race “who fought for the Millionaire’s […]

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6th District Update: Sheng Out; Lancman, Meng Sue; Mittman Stays


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The Courier/Photos

A democratic underdog in the 6th District Congressional primary race will not see her big dreams fulfilled this year. Ada Juan Sheng is off the ballot and out of the race due to an insufficient number of signatures, said a Board of Elections (BOE) representative. Both candidates on the Independent bid — Grace Meng and […]

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Lancman ‘explores’ run for Congress


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LANCMAN HEAD SHOT

In a bid to reclaim a Congressional seat once held by democrat Anthony Weiner, Assemblymember Rory Lancman has formed an “exploratory committee” with the Federal Election Committee — an action that many view as the first step toward a run for office. The seat covers Brooklyn and Queens in the ninth district and has been […]

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Lancman thinks Gov may veto hospital closure bill


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Queens officials are awaiting Governor David Paterson’s decision as the midnight deadline of Saturday, October 10, quickly approaches for the Hospital Closure Planning Act. The governor will either have to sign or veto the bill that would require a review on any past or future hospital closures in Queens and throughout the state by the […]

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Lancman recognized for support of Israel


By Queens Courier Staff

Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman was honored for his support of the American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA), a life-saving charity that benefits Israel’s volunteer ambulance service and the residents of southern Israel. “Being recognized by the American Friends of Magen David Adom is very humbling to me,” Lancman said. Last winter, Lancman visited Israel […]

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Lancman honors Jewish leaders


By Queens Courier Staff

The Queens Jewish Historical Society recently presented a Jewish music concert at the Young Israel of Queens Valley. During the concert, Assemblymember Rory Lancman (right) presented proclamations to Jewish War Veteran Herb Rosen (left), State Senator Toby Stavisky (second from left) and Co-President of Vaad Harabonim Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld (second from right).

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HEAP has money to burn reminds Lancman


By Queens Courier Staff

Assemblymember Rory Lancman is reminding low-income individuals and families that the federal government is dispensing an additional $82.3 million in emergency funds to New York, to help people like them pay their heating bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally-funded program administered by New York State. The program is structured so that […]

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Lancman has counter plan to congestion pricing


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

If, as expected, the state legislature returns to Albany in the next two weeks to discuss Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing proposal, they will likely have another proposal to reduce congestion to consider. Queens Assemblymember Rory Lancman, who has been a vocal opponent of Bloomberg's plan to charge car drivers $8 and trucks $21 to […]

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