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Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Central Alexa Altman 11/07/2012 at 1:15AM

Political veteran State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky welcomed in a new generation of local leadership when she and first-time candidate Ron Kim celebrated their general election wins of Senate District 16 and Assembly District 40, respectively. Stavisky, the first woman from Queens to be elected to the State Senate, defeated Republican opponent J.D. Kim with [...]

Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/06/2012 at 4:31PM

A Korean-American interpreter was allegedly expelled from a Flushing poll site this afternoon after he was caught filling out ballots for voters, a poll watcher said. The Board of Elections (BOE) interpreter — who was identified as a man in his 60s named Sang — allegedly told some Korean-speaking locals at P.S. 20 to cast [...]

Kim takes 40th District race by less than 200 votes
Kim takes 40th District race by less than 200 votes
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 1:27AM

Ron Kim fought off four other competitors in a tight primary race to secure the Democratic nod in the 40th Assembly District. Kim collected 27 percent of the 4,182 ballots cast; just 162 votes ahead of second place finisher Yen Chou and 204 more than third place Ethel Chen, according to unofficial results. Myungsuk Lee [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/11/2012 at 7:39AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 75. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: 9/11 anniversary events in Queens To commemorate the eleventh anniversary [...]

40th District assembly hopefuls square off in first debate
40th District assembly hopefuls square off in first debate
News Melissa Chan 8/22/2012 at 12:31PM

Six out of seven Assembly hopefuls running in the 40th District race mulled over their top legislative priorities, plans to stir job creation and stances on affordable housing before each were stumped by questions on immigration policy. The would-be state assembly freshmen — Democrats Ethel Chen, Yen Chou, Myungsuk Lee, Ron Kim and Republicans Phil [...]

Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
News Melissa Chan 6/14/2012 at 10:22AM

A Democratic Assembly hopeful in a primary race already dividing ethnic lines fears a split Korean community could give the Chinese candidate a golden ticket to the general election. Myungsuk Lee, who is vying for the potentially open and brewing 40th Assembly District race, expects to face an uphill battle with fellow Korean candidate — [...]

Candidates eye Meng’s Assembly seat
News Melissa Chan 6/07/2012 at 10:46AM

Several hopefuls in two buzzing primaries have their eyes set on the hotly-contested and potentially open State Assembly seat in the brewing District 40 race. The seat is currently held by Assemblymember Grace Meng, who is making a run for Congress in the 6th District. While Meng’s spokesperson did not directly address whether or not [...]