A steady stream of late shift volunteers, some in their business suits and university students in jeans and T-shirts, continued to drop by the Assemblymember Jose Peralta’s campaign office. Campaign spokesperson, Anne Fenton, said that by the end of the night they expected about 500 people volunteered to get out the vote. “I think Jose […]
At the Monserrate celebration location, Natives Restaurant on the corner of 83rd and Northern Boulevard, a sparse crowd began to gather around 8 p.m. Among them, people who turned out the vote for Monserrate because the did not believe in gay marriage. "We came to support with our physical presence," said Jose Hernandez of Long […]
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was at the Jose Peralta victory party around 10 p.m. and was impressed by the large turnout. "I’ve never seen such a large turnout for a Special Election," Marshall said.
The jabs started early in the first bout between State Senatorial candidates, former Senator Hiram Monserrate and Assemblymember Jose Peralta, during a debate in Jackson Heights. Oh yes, and Republican candidate Robert Beltrani was there too. In a lead up to the Special Election of Tuesday, March 16, the debate scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on […]
Daniel Dromm said he voted at 10:15 a.m. and that “it was an unbelievable feeling to see my name on the ballot.” He also noticed the low voter turnout but when The Queens Courier spoke to him he was in front of P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights, and he was getting a lot of support […]
Helen Sears’ campaign reports that they feel great and that it’s been an exhausting day but good day. “We been all over the district,” said Erik Joerss, a campaign manager. Joerss updates that after 9 p.m. they will gather at Cavalier on 37th Avenue and 86th Street.