nyc elections

Endorsement roundup
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/09/2013 at 10:22AM

MAYOR Philanthropist George Soros and State Senator Liz Krueger endorsed Bill de Blasio. Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist, endorsed Christine Quinn. PUBLIC ADVOCATE The Reverend Floyd Flake, the New York City Police Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Firefighters Association endorsed Cathy Guerriero. El Diario and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union endorsed [...]

City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/06/2013 at 11:12AM

City Council candidate Andrea Veras kicked off her campaign with dozens of supporters on August 3. The Briarwood activist and paralegal is vying to replace term-limited Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “Improving the living conditions of my community has always been my passion,” Veras said, “and [...]

Endorsement roundup
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/02/2013 at 10:44AM

MAYOR: More than 50 city clergy leaders endorsed John Liu. Tenants PAC, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte and Congressmember Yvette Clarke endorsed Bill de Blasio. COMPTROLLER: Former comptrollers Carl McCall, Elizabeth Holtzman and Harrison Golde endorsed Scott Stringer. PUBLIC ADVOCATE: DC 37’s Local 1407 and the Women’s Campaign Fund endorsed Reshma Saujani. Tenants PAC endorsed [...]

Endorsement roundup
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/26/2013 at 11:32AM

MAYOR State Senator Bill Perkins endorsed Bill de Blasio. The New York State Allied Printing Trades Council and AFSCME NY endorsed John Liu. The New York City Department of Corrections Emerald Society endorsed Joe Lhota. The Richmond Hill Democratic Club endorsed Bill Thompson. Councilmember Donovan Richards endorsed Christine Quinn. COMPTROLLER The National Organization for Women-NYC [...]

Campaign contributions filed
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 12:49PM

The city’s Campaign Finance Board has posted the following filings for 2013 city and Queens races. Candidates collected these net contributions from May 12 to July 11. Disclosure statements were due July 15. MAYOR* Adolfo Carrion, Jr.: $1,157,055 John Catsimatidis: $4,018,585 Bill de Blasio: $4,141,972 Joe Lhota: $1,798,839 John Liu: $3,389,446 Christine Quinn: $7,637,577 Bill [...]

Endorsement roundup
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 10:51AM

The League of Independent Theater endorsed Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. for borough president, Cathy Guerriero for public advocate, Scott Stringer for comptroller and Costa Constantinides for City Council District 22. MAYOR The New York State Federation of College Republicans endorsed John Catsimatidis. State Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein endorsed Bill Thompson. PUBLIC ADVOCATE A dozen Queens [...]

Lever voting machines to be used for primaries
Lever voting machines to be used for primaries
Politics Melissa Chan 7/18/2013 at 4:27PM

The city’s Board of Elections (BOE) will use old-fashioned lever voting machines instead of modern scan systems in this year’s primaries. Governor Andrew Cuomo, with hesitations, signed the bill into law on July 8, allowing the date for a possible run-off to be moved to October 1 as well. “I strongly believe that the use [...]