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Flushing millionaire Isaac Sasson drops out of 24th City Council District race
Flushing millionaire Isaac Sasson drops out of 24th City Council District race
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 4:15PM

A lottery millionaire from Flushing has scratched himself off the City Council ticket. Isaac Sasson, 72, has dropped his bid for the 24th District and will instead “focus his efforts on his philanthropy and his related positions in the Orthodox Jewish community,” his campaign said in a statement. The Democrat announced in January he would [...]

Martha Taylor withdraws City Council bid
Martha Taylor withdraws City Council bid
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/05/2013 at 8:20AM

An ailing Jamaica Estates lawyer has rescinded her bid for City Council. Martha Taylor, 72, announced late Monday she will no longer run for a vacant council seat in the 24th District due to “recent health concerns” that would disrupt campaigning. “I am stepping out of this race, but my fight for our community is [...]

Flushing millionaire making bid for City Council seat
Flushing millionaire making bid for City Council seat
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/17/2013 at 5:38PM

A lottery millionaire from Flushing has thrown his hat in the ring to fill a vacant City Council seat in northeast Queens. Isaac Sasson, 72, said he is running to replace outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “I’ve been involved in the community for quite some [...]

Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat
Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat
News Melissa Chan 11/20/2012 at 9:27AM

A state lawmaker is looking to take his legislative know-how to City Hall. Assemblymember Rory Lancman officially announced his candidacy for City Council on Monday, November 19. The Democratic hopeful will seek to head the 24th Council District, which currently stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica and is led by outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro. “The [...]

City Council seats draw big names
City Council seats draw big names
News Melissa Chan 10/19/2012 at 2:20PM

A handful of political hopefuls in northeast Queens are already mulling over a chance to join the city’s lawmaking body next year. The draw of taking over one vacant city council seat and possibly ousting one of the borough’s only two Republicans in another district has been luring in a number of interested candidates. Councilmember [...]