Special Election

Two candidates declare victory in special election
Two candidates declare victory in special election
News Maggie Hayes 2/20/2013 at 10:14AM

Two councilmembers, one district. Following the City Council special election late Tuesday, February 19, candidates Donovan Richards and Pesach Osina both declared victory of the 31st District. “While we are still uncertain of the total numbers, when every vote is counted, we will be victorious,” said Osina, an aide to Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder, at his [...]

Special election candidates patrolling poll sites
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/19/2013 at 7:00PM

The race continues, and candidates for the 31st District’s City Council seat are making the rounds, reaching out to the people they hope to make their constituents. “I’m feeling great,” said Selvena Brooks, who has a political past working in the State Senate. “We have a real presence on the ground throughout southeast Queens and [...]

City Council candidate Jacques Leandre revokes election lawsuit
City Council candidate Jacques Leandre revokes election lawsuit
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/07/2013 at 12:54PM

Attorney Jacques Leandre, one of nine candidates in a special election for former Councilmember James Sanders’ 31st district seat, has withdrawn a lawsuit questioning the validity of qualifying petitions of some of his rivals after the Board of Elections (BOE) authenticated the signatures. “Leandre should have never filed his lawsuit in the first place,” said [...]

Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/10/2013 at 5:25PM

A vacant seat has been left in the 31st Council District by James Sanders’ ascent to the State Senate, and more than one candidate hopes to slide into the spot. A special election is set to be held on February 19 for the coveted Council seat, covering parts of Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and Rosedale. The [...]

‘Lincoln’ tops Oscar list with 12 nominations
Entertainment Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 12:26PM

The nominations for the 85th annual Oscars were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. Leading the list was “Lincoln” with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Steven Spielberg,  Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones and Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field Other best picture nominees are “Amour,” ”Argo,” ”Beasts of [...]

Turner ready to tackle the tough issues
Turner ready to tackle the tough issues
News Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 2:30PM

Newly-elected Congressmember Bob Turner beat the odds when he defeated David Weprin in the Special Election for Congressional District 9. Now the former businessman is getting to work in Washington, representing the people of Queens and Brooklyn. During a brief respite from meetings and votes in the nation’s capital, Turner spoke with The Queens Courier [...]