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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
7:10 p.m. Standing the across the P.S. 69 on 77th Street and 37th Avenue Daniel Dromm still sounded very confident. “It’s gone very well, incredibly well,” he said, adding that he had over 200 volunteer including Assemblyman Jose Peralta who was with him at this time. “I think Jackson Heights is Dromm territory.” Dromm said […]
“Things are going very well,” said a jubilant Eduardo Giraldo, who said that he’s spent most of the day in East Elmhurst. “We are getting a lot of votes.” Giraldo said that the previous claims alleging he was racist, and which he linked to the Ferreras’ camp, because a comment he had made in a […]
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.
Stanley Kalathara reports, from the corner of 75th Street and 37th Avenue, that he’s also received a great response from voters. “It’s been excellent, very good response, from people from all walks of life, colors and creeds,” he said. Though Kalathara canvassed all 19 polling sites in the district twice, he cast his vote merely […]
Erik Joerss from the Helen Sears campaign said that despite what may be said about low voter turnout, “we’ve actually had an extraordinary reception based on her record and we are pleased, but not surprised.” Joerss said Sears voted around 7:15 a.m., and this afternoon will be around P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights at about […]
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 […]
A spokesperson for Councilmember Julissa’s Ferreras said that the first thing she did in the morning was vote and that things are going smoothly. Voter turn out is slow but people are at work, and they feel it will pick up later on through the day. People on the street recognize her. “They see the […]
Eduardo Giraldo, who is running for City Council in the 21st District against incumbent Julissa Ferreras, was the second person to vote in his precinct at 6 a.m. He reports that voter turnout has been low and slow. But he said that he’s still very motivated, and he believes that it’s going to be neck to neck. “It’s […]