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Melinda Katz wins election to become next Queens borough president
Melinda Katz wins election to become next Queens borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 12:47AM

Former legislator Melinda Katz will be the next Queens borough president. “We sent a message from the moment I announced my candidacy that we are a borough of diversity, and that is an asset,” Katz said. “It is not a flaw in the borough of Queens and the City of New York.” The Democrat and [...]

Councilmember Leroy Comrie exits borough president race
Councilmember Leroy Comrie exits borough president race
Politics Melissa Chan 7/13/2013 at 8:53PM

Councilmember Leroy Comrie has dropped his bid for borough president, his campaign announced on Saturday. “After careful consideration, my family and I believe, due to personal matters, this is the best course of action,” he said in a statement. “I remain steadfast in my faith and belief in government and it is a true honor [...]

Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim won’t run for office this year
Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim won’t run for office this year
Politics Melissa Chan 6/06/2013 at 3:53PM

Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim announced he would not run for any office this year. The Democrat had mulled a run in the 19th District to replace Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran, who is not seeking re-election while he fights federal corruption charges. Kim lost a 2009 election to Halloran. “After serious consideration, I [...]

Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 1:48PM

In the final State of the Borough address of her administration, Borough President Helen Marshall focused on the continued recovery of south Queens nearly three months after Sandy — honoring one first responder in particular for his valiant efforts during the storm. “Let’s reflect together now,” she said on Tuesday, January 22, “on the devastation [...]

Melinda Katz making the rounds in Queens
Central Terence M. Cullen 12/21/2012 at 10:47AM

In an effort to reintroduce herself to Queens, former Councilmember and Assemblymember Melinda Katz has been making her way around, preparing to run for the borough president nomination in a crowded Democratic primary field. “We’ve been to the civics and the precincts and community boards,” Katz told The Courier at the December Community Board 9 [...]

Vallone officially announces borough president bid
Vallone officially announces borough president bid
News Alexa Altman 12/11/2012 at 7:25PM

Councilmember Peter Vallone’s holiday surprise wasn’t all that surprising. Vallone announced his bid for Queens borough president at his father’s annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 11, surrounded by friends and family. Throughout the year, rumors have swirled about the Astoria councilmember’s potential run for Borough President Helen Marshall’s soon-to-be-empty seat. However, Vallone never officially [...]

Katz nabs Koch endorsment for borough president
Katz nabs Koch endorsment for borough president
Central Terence M. Cullen 12/11/2012 at 4:24PM

The day after being released from the hospital for a respiratory infection, and on the eve of his 88th birthday, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed borough president candidate Melinda Katz, in a race with a crowded Democrat primary. “I am supporting Melinda Katz for Queens borough president,” Koch said in a statement. “She is the [...]

Avella announces borough president run
Avella announces borough president run
News Melissa Chan 11/28/2012 at 8:47AM

A northeast Queens legislator has joined the large circle of Democrats vying for next year’s borough presidency. State Senator Tony Avella, 61, announced he will run to replace outgoing Borough President Helen Marshall. “I think Queens needs a voice, and I don’t think we’ve had that,” said Avella, who won re-election to his Senate seat [...]

Vallone ready to run next year
Vallone ready to run next year
Central Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 9:26AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone’s name will appear on a ballot next year, that much is sure. “I cannot imagine not running,” the soon-to-be-term-limited councilmember said during a recent sit down at The Queens Courier’s offices with reporters and editors. Which race Vallone will jump into remains unclear. Most speculation surrounding the Astoria politician regards his expected [...]