Queens County Republican Party

Lhota gets quiet backing from Queens GOP
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/23/2013 at 3:58PM

Joe Lhota has the support of the Queens County Republican Party, but the mayoral candidate may not have wanted a public endorsement announcement to be made. According to a source, reported Crain’s New York Business, Lhota didn’t hold an endorsement press conference and asked the party not to issue a press release on the backing [...]

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 4:38PM

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese, who recently announced he’s running for mayor as an independent Democrat, has high hopes for improving public safety and the city’s education system. Albanese, who represented mostly Bay Ridge for 14 years, said he was building a campaign based on voter needs and not special interest groups. “We’re building a grass-roots [...]

More hats in the ring for 25th Assembly District
News Melissa Chan 6/11/2012 at 11:00AM

The 25th Assembly District race — which until recently only had two democratic contenders — may now have a Republican primary, as two other hopefuls have thrown their hat into the ring. Abe Fuchs, of Kew Garden Hills, decided after much debate to run for office with hopes to restore quality education. The retired postal [...]

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 [...]

GOP pick backs out of race against Assemblymember Ed Braunstein
GOP pick backs out of race against Assemblymember Ed Braunstein
News Melissa Chan 6/07/2012 at 10:43AM

A former GOP hopeful declined to make a run against current Assemblymember Ed Braunstein, despite being backed by the Queens County Republican Party. Malba resident Ralph Cefalo was endorsed by the County to seek election in the 26th Assembly District, but the civic leader ultimately chose not to enter the race after citing personal matters, [...]

Northeast Queens political races heat up
News Melissa Chan 5/31/2012 at 9:23AM

Endorsements are rolling in for candidates making a run for district seats in northeast Queens. The Queens County Republican Party unanimously endorsed Joseph Concannon for State Senate in the 11th District, where the Republican and retired city police officer from Bellerose will challenge incumbent State Senator Tony Avella for the seat. In a statement, GOP [...]