William Garifal

Board of Elections bounces hopefuls from ballot
News Melissa Chan 8/13/2012 at 5:34PM

Three northeast Queens assembly hopefuls had their election dreams squashed after the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) tossed them off the primary ballot. Democrat John Scandalios, who was vying to replace Assemblymember Grace Meng in the Flushing-based 40th District, had an insufficient number of signatures and was bumped off the September 13 primary ballot, according [...]

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 [...]