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POLITICAL BITES
On Q Headline 9/22/2010 at 12:00AM

New York City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie and New York State Assemblymember Vivian Cook joined various clergy, community and civic leaders from throughout the southeast Queens community to declare their support for the candidacy of Ruben Wills for the vacant 28th District City Council seat. Wills is running in a crowded field of [...]

POLITICAL BITES
On Q Headline 8/11/2010 at 12:00AM

The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) announced their endorsement of Frank Padavan for State Senate in the 11th District. NYLCV is New York’s leading environmental advocacy and education organization. “Throughout his tenure in the State Senate, Frank Padavan has been focused on results, not rhetoric,” said Marcia Bystryn, NYLCV’s president. “He has fought [...]

Political Bites column
On Q Headline 8/11/2010 at 12:00AM

● The Queens County Democratic Organization and dozens of elected officials and community leaders endorsed Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice for Attorney General on the steps of Queens Borough Hall. The event was led by Queens County Chair and Congressmember Joseph Crowley and attended by elected officials and community leaders from across the borough. [...]

POLITICAL BITES
On Q Headline 8/03/2010 at 12:00AM

The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) announced their endorsement of Frank Padavan for State Senate in the 11th District. NYLCV is New York’s leading environmental advocacy and education organization. “Throughout his tenure in the State Senate, Frank Padavan has been focused on results, not rhetoric,” said Marcia Bystryn, NYLCV’s president. “He has fought [...]

Political bites: Padavan, Schneiderman endorsements, more
On Q Headline 7/21/2010 at 12:00AM

  ● The New York State Independence Party announced their endorsement of Frank Padavan for the State Senate in the 11th Senate District located in northeast Queens. The Independence Party cited Padavan’s strong independent leadership in the State Senate as the main reason for their endorsement over Democrat Tony Avella.  “Frank’s independent leadership in Albany [...]

Petitioning deadline nears
On Q Headline Pete Davis 7/08/2010 at 12:00AM

Candidates running for statewide and federal offices are wrapping up their petition gathering to get on the ballot for the primary in September. Candidates can begin filing petitions with the city Board of Elections (BOE) on Monday, July 12 at 9 a.m., and the final deadline to submit petitions is midnight on Thursday, July 15. [...]

Political Bites
On Q Headline 6/29/2010 at 12:00AM

POLITICAL BITES Aravella Simotas, who is running for New York State Assembly in the 36th Assembly district, picked up some major labor endorsements from the New York Hotel Trades Council and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. The New York Hotel Trades Council has more than 30,000 members in New York and the Uniformed Fire Officers [...]

POLITICAL BITES
On Q Headline 6/23/2010 at 12:00AM

Isaac Sasson, who ran in the Democratic primary for City Council District 20 last year, has decided to enter the 2010 political races and will challenge current State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky in a primary for her District 16 seat. Sasson has said that he would spend up to $1 million on his campaign against [...]

Political Bites
On Q Headline 6/09/2010 at 12:00AM

On Monday, June 7, Bryan Pu-Folkes, a prominent immigration attorney and community leader from Jackson Heights, officially endorsed Francisco Moya for the 39th Assembly District in Queens. Pu-Folkes, who had been running a campaign to challenge Moya in a Democratic primary, said Moya will be a strong advocate for better schools, for the concerns of [...]

Republican candidate Beltrani casts vote in District 13 Special
On Q Headline Pete Davis 3/16/2010 at 12:00AM

Republican candidate Robert Beltrani cast his vote early Tuesday morning at P.S. 212, Christopher Santora School in Jackson Heights. “It’s going to be interesting obviously,” Beltrani said while talking to voters on the corner of 37th Avenue and 81st Street around 8 a.m. Beltrani said he plans to go to work during the day and [...]