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 [...]