Lew Simon

Board of Elections certifies Ulrich victory
Board of Elections certifies Ulrich victory
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/04/2013 at 2:53PM

Nearly a month after voters cast their ballots, City Councilmember Eric Ulrich has been certified by the Board of Elections (BOE) as the official victor in the race for District 32. The Republican beat his opponent, District Leader Lew Simon, with 10,488 votes compared to Simon’s 9,080, a difference of 1,408 votes, according to the [...]

Lew Simon still not conceding District 32 race
Lew Simon still not conceding District 32 race
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/13/2013 at 4:54PM

The race for City Council District 32 has yet to be certified, and candidate Lew Simon is still holding onto the possibility of a victory. Following Election Day, the Board of Elections’ (BOE) unofficial results show the incumbent, Councilmember Eric Ulrich, winning by 1,138 votes on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Democrat Lew [...]

Queens incumbents sweep re-election bids
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/06/2013 at 3:52AM

LIAM LA GUERRE AND MELISSA CHAN  All Queens City Council incumbents slid back into their seats after Election Day, some very comfortably, while others overcame contentious races. In District 32, which pitted Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich against Democrat Lew Simon, the race came right down to the wire. Ulrich was eventually declared the winner with 53 percent [...]

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, [...]

Queens City Council candidate Lew Simon has health scare
Queens City Council candidate Lew Simon has health scare
Politics Maggie Hayes 10/11/2013 at 1:17PM

A health scare has temporarily taken one candidate off the campaign trail, but he’ll be back running as soon as possible. Lew Simon, Democratic candidate for City Council District 32, felt chest pain and went to the hospital Wednesday morning. Doctors checked out the hopeful pol and determined he had partial blockage to his heart. [...]

Councilmember wants poll site switch for Tudor Village voters
Councilmember wants poll site switch for Tudor Village voters
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/17/2013 at 2:20PM

With the general election approaching, one candidate wants any and every voter at the polls. The Board of Elections (BOE) rezoned Tudor Village voters two years ago from P.S. 63 in Ozone Park to P.S. 232 in Lindenwood. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, who is running for re-election, is requesting the BOE switch it back. “The Board [...]

Lew Simon wins 32nd Council District primary, prepares for general election against Ulrich
Lew Simon wins 32nd Council District primary, prepares for general election against Ulrich
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:21AM

Lew Simon, Democratic District leader, is officially the party’s candidate to race to claim the seat in City Council District 32. He will face incumbent Councilmember Eric Ulrich in the November general election. Simon declared victory after receiving 65.1 percent of the votes over his opponent, William Ruiz, according to unofficial results. “We have to [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 32
Primary guide: City Council District 32
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:30PM

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 City Council District 32 primary candidates (Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, [...]

Democrat Lew Simon enters City Council District 32 race
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/22/2013 at 12:14PM

City Council District 32 has a new contender. Lew Simon, leader of the 23rd Assembly District, has officially declared his candidacy as a Democrat for the upcoming race, where he will vie with incumbent Republican Councilmember Eric Ulrich. Simon was backed by the Queens Democratic Party on Monday, May 20 after announcing his candidacy last [...]

Cross Bay Bridge rebate reinstated, but not right away
Cross Bay Bridge rebate reinstated, but not right away
News Melissa Chan 4/03/2012 at 1:16PM

Rockaway residents relishing in the relief of a reinstated, ratified rebate program are now holding their breath. The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge Residency Rebate Program recently passed the state budget, said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, meaning Rockaway and Broad Channel residents will now be reimbursed for their travels across the bridge. With an E-Z Pass, [...]