Final week endorsements from around the city
Campaign 2009 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

The following political endorsements were made since out last edition. Since the primary is on Tuesday, September 15, we are publishing them on the web, as a service to the electorate. Playwright Neil Simon; co-founder of Essence magazine Edward Lewis; the following local presidents of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW): Vincent Fyfe, [...]

District 26 candidates participate in art forum
Campaign 2009 Jessica Lyons 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

Just a few days before the primaries, the arts community of Long Island City gathered for a Council District 26 debate, where the candidates present specifically addressed issues related to them. The debate, which was held by Fracture Atlas and The Chocolate Factory Theater, served as a kick-off to Place + Displaced, a “community-based cultural [...]

Primary Day 2009
Campaign 2009 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

Throughout the day, The Queens Courier staff will be updating this blog with information about the local City Council races as well as the citywide primaries. Check back throughout the day and night for the latest news, updates from the polls and results as soon as they are in.

Katz greets voters in Jackson Heights
Campaign 2009 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

Queens City Councilmember Melinda Katz, who is running for City Comptroller, was out early on Tuesday, September 15 greeting voters in Jackson Heights as they headed to cast their ballots on Primary Day. In Jackson Heights, Katz was joined by City Council Candidate in the 25th District Danny Dromm (back middle) and current Assemblymember Jose [...]

City Council District 21 candidate reports low turnout
Campaign 2009 Claudia Cruz 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

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 [...]

Ferreras votes in CD 21 primary
Campaign 2009 Claudia Cruz 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

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 [...]

District 25 Candidate Dromm feeling confident
Campaign 2009 Claudia Cruz 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

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 [...]

Liu team confident on Primary Day
Campaign 2009 Pete Davis 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

Queens City Councilmember John Liu, who is running for Comptroller, voted early this morning, and he had a confident look on his face as he emerged from the voting booth. Liu, who has represented Flushing in the City Council for the past eight years, has gained momentum in the past few days, according to some [...]

Sears campaign seeing extraoridnary response
Campaign 2009 Claudia Cruz 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

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 [...]

26th CD candidate Feerick and Mayoral candidate Thompson team up
Campaign 2009 Noah Rosenberg 9/15/2009 at 12:00AM

According to her media consultant, Michael Meenan, City Council District 26 candidate Deirdre Feerick campaigned earlier this afternoon with City Comptroller and Mayoral candidate William Thompson at Long Island City’s Queensbridge Houses. The duo went up to visit with Queensbridge Tenants Association president Nina Adams, who has endorsed Feerick. In a statement delivered earlier by [...]