State Senate

Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 4:14PM

Munir Avery announced he will be the first challenger for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat in the 2014 election. “I was born and raised in Queens Village, and I want to continue to serve my community. I want to bring the services to my community,” said the attorney. Smith, who was indicted in April for [...]

Hiram Monserrate sentenced to two years in prison
Hiram Monserrate sentenced to two years in prison
News Billy Rennison 12/11/2012 at 4:58PM

Former Councilmember and state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to 24 months behind bars on Tuesday for fraudulently using City Council money to fund a run for state office. Monserrate, who pleaded guilty to the charges in May, was convicted of fraud after misappropriating more than $100,000 in City Council discretionary funding to finance his failed 2006 [...]

Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
News Terence M. Cullen 12/11/2012 at 1:55PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith, representing southeast Queens, announced he joined the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in an allegiance with Republican representatives. This will possibly give the pact a tandem leadership of the chamber and stymie the Democrats, who seemingly took power in November’s election. The tenured senator is now joining a coalition that will split [...]

Messer refuses to give up fight
Messer refuses to give up fight
News Alexa Altman 9/14/2012 at 1:11AM

It was a fight not easily conceded. State Senate hopeful John Messer refused to back down after opponent Toby Ann Stavisky reported winning numbers during the primary race for the 16th District. Messer said a hard hit in the south Flushing neighborhood of Electchester — a Stavisky-favored area — caused his influence to dwindle at [...]

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to endorse Ulrich after opponent’s inflammatory mailer
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to endorse Ulrich after opponent’s inflammatory mailer
News Terence M. Cullen 9/12/2012 at 2:28PM

Following a mailer criticizing Councilmember Eric Ulrich for associating with Democratic and gay politicians, Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani today will endorse the senate hopeful on the eve of the Republican primary for State Senate District 15. Friends of Juan Reyes — the campaign for Ulrich’s opponent — has sent out several mailers leading up to [...]