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Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 1:28AM

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman is headed to City Hall.  Lancman, 44, won the open District 24 seat in a landslide victory on November 5. He also swept his opponents during the Democratic primary in September.  “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s very, very gratifying and humbling to not just win but win by such a [...]

Close race called for incumbent Councilmember Ulrich, Simon not conceding
Close race called for incumbent Councilmember Ulrich, Simon not conceding
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/06/2013 at 1:09AM

Votes were counted down to the bitter end before a winner was declared in City Council District 32, and Republican Councilmember Eric Ulrich has reclaimed his seat. “This race was a real nail biter,” Ulrich said in front of family and friends on election night. As the results trickled in, Ulrich and his Democratic opponent, [...]

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 [...]

Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy
Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 12:15AM

The 40-year Vallone legacy will live on in City Hall. Paul Vallone, 46, will carry his family’s name in the City Council for the next four years after winning election Tuesday to lead District 19 in northeast Queens. Vallone beat Republican Dennis Saffran with 57.2 percent of the vote, as of midnight with all precincts reporting, [...]

Paul Vallone claims victory in contentious District 19 race
Paul Vallone claims victory in contentious District 19 race
Politics Melissa Chan 9/11/2013 at 1:33AM

Attorney Paul Vallone declared he came out on top in a contentious Democratic primary race to replace scandal-scarred Councilmember Dan Halloran. Vallone defeated his four opponents by taking about 31 percent of the vote on September 10, according to unofficial results. With nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting, Vallone won 2,723 votes, while runner-up candidate [...]

Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24
Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24
Politics Melissa Chan 9/11/2013 at 1:11AM

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman swept his Democratic primary race Tuesday and moved one step further to winning an open City Council seat. Lancman, 44, won the District 24 Democratic primary in a landslide victory on September 10. The Fresh Meadows attorney beat out his opponents, Andrea Veras and Mujib Rahman, with nearly 62 percent of [...]