City Council District 19 race

Graziano crosses lines, endorses Republican candidate Saffran in District 19 race
Graziano crosses lines, endorses Republican candidate Saffran in District 19 race
Politics Melissa Chan 10/15/2013 at 3:30PM

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That’s the proverbial message a northeast Queens Democrat is sending by crossing party lines to endorse the Republican candidate over the one who beat him at the polls last month. Paul Graziano, who came in third in the Democratic primary for District 19 to Paul Vallone, publicly [...]

Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/07/2013 at 3:38PM

Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently [...]

Paul Vallone wins District 19 primary in final vote count, Shafran concedes
Paul Vallone wins District 19 primary in final vote count, Shafran concedes
Politics Melissa Chan 9/17/2013 at 6:05PM

Paul Vallone can pop the champagne bottle — again. Final vote counts officially sealed the win for the Flushing attorney in a hard-fought and close Democratic primary race for City Council. “I couldn’t be any more excited,” said Vallone, 46. “It was a delayed week, but it was very exciting.” Vallone declared his victory on [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 19
Primary guide: City Council District 19
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/04/2013 at 2:48PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 19 (College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck), who [...]

Former Congressmember Gary Ackerman backs City Council candidate Austin Shafran
Former Congressmember Gary Ackerman backs City Council candidate Austin Shafran
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/22/2013 at 5:57PM

Former Congressmember Gary Ackerman has endorsed Austin Shafran, candidate for District 19 of the City Council. On Monday, July 22, Ackerman announced he would be endorse his former community liaison. “Austin is a lifelong member of our community who has the integrity and experience to serve our community honestly and effectively,” said Ackerman. “Austin is [...]

District 19 candidate Shafran wants to clean up City Council
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 10:32AM

One candidate has a plan to clean up the city council. Austin Shafran, who is running in the District 19 race, believes the key to fighting government corruption is to limit politicians’ outside influences, and take the power out of their hands and put it into the local community. “Our community isn’t getting the fair [...]

Matthew Silverstein drops out of District 19 primary race
Matthew Silverstein drops out of District 19 primary race
News Angy Altamirano 3/23/2013 at 6:22PM

Matthew Silverstein, one the five candidates running in the District 19 Democratic primary race to defeat the incumbent councilmember, Dan Halloran, announce he is dropping out of the race. In a statement, Silverstein confirmed he will be ending his campaign for City Council after going through one of the most difficult years of his life [...]

Endorsements rolling in for city candidates
News Queens Courier Staff 3/03/2013 at 9:38AM

The following candidates have received backings . . . New York City Mayor Former Councilmember Sal Albanese was endorsed by the Transport Workers Union Local 101 in the Democratic mayoral primary, while his opponent City Council Speaker Christine Quinn landed support from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. New York City Comptroller Manhattan Borough [...]