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Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Central Alexa Altman 11/07/2012 at 1:15AM

Political veteran State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky welcomed in a new generation of local leadership when she and first-time candidate Ron Kim celebrated their general election wins of Senate District 16 and Assembly District 40, respectively. Stavisky, the first woman from Queens to be elected to the State Senate, defeated Republican opponent J.D. Kim with [...]

Kim takes 40th District race by less than 200 votes
Kim takes 40th District race by less than 200 votes
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 1:27AM

Ron Kim fought off four other competitors in a tight primary race to secure the Democratic nod in the 40th Assembly District. Kim collected 27 percent of the 4,182 ballots cast; just 162 votes ahead of second place finisher Yen Chou and 204 more than third place Ethel Chen, according to unofficial results. Myungsuk Lee [...]

40th District assembly hopefuls square off in first debate
40th District assembly hopefuls square off in first debate
News Melissa Chan 8/22/2012 at 12:31PM

Six out of seven Assembly hopefuls running in the 40th District race mulled over their top legislative priorities, plans to stir job creation and stances on affordable housing before each were stumped by questions on immigration policy. The would-be state assembly freshmen — Democrats Ethel Chen, Yen Chou, Myungsuk Lee, Ron Kim and Republicans Phil [...]

Board of Elections bounces hopefuls from ballot
News Melissa Chan 8/13/2012 at 5:34PM

Three northeast Queens assembly hopefuls had their election dreams squashed after the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) tossed them off the primary ballot. Democrat John Scandalios, who was vying to replace Assemblymember Grace Meng in the Flushing-based 40th District, had an insufficient number of signatures and was bumped off the September 13 primary ballot, according [...]

Assembly candidate Myungsuk Lee won’t battle Post over claims
Assembly candidate Myungsuk Lee won’t battle Post over claims
News Melissa Chan 8/01/2012 at 3:29PM

An embattled assembly hopeful is backing out of plans to confront the New York Post after the major metro paper exposed alleged prostitution ads in his Korean-language newspaper. Myungsuk Lee, a 40th Assembly District candidate, was dealt a major blow to his campaign when the Post recently reported his paper, the Korean American Times, had [...]

Candidate apologizes for prostitution ads in his paper
Candidate apologizes for prostitution ads in his paper
News Melissa Chan 7/18/2012 at 3:21PM

An Assembly candidate and newspaper owner who is under fire for having prostitution ads printed in his Korean-language paper’s back pages apologized and said the lewd classifieds were a reminder that Flushing’s “quality of life is under attack.” Myungsuk Lee, a 40th Assembly District hopeful, had published ads for seemingly legal massage services that ultimately [...]

Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
News Melissa Chan 6/14/2012 at 10:22AM

A Democratic Assembly hopeful in a primary race already dividing ethnic lines fears a split Korean community could give the Chinese candidate a golden ticket to the general election. Myungsuk Lee, who is vying for the potentially open and brewing 40th Assembly District race, expects to face an uphill battle with fellow Korean candidate — [...]