Tag: City Council Election 2017

City Council Candidates Election 2017: First Look

City Council Candidates Election 2017: First Look

Neighborhoods, Politics/Elections, Southeast Queens Neighborhoods, Topic
On August 17, 2017 St Johns University was the site of a debate for the candidates for Queens Councilmatic positions.   Regardless of party affiliation, all candidates were invited.  The participant for Council District # 27 was Mr. Anthony Rivers and the candidates that participated for Council District # 28 were Adrienne Adams, Hattie Powell  and Richard David. Each of these candidates represented themselves well in their minute long introduction by giving the audience a little of their background and some indication of why they were a candidate for city council. The format of the program consisted of a series of questions that each panelist had two minutes to answer, followed by a brief question(s) from the audience, followed by a series of lightning rod questi...

The Race to Fill Convicted Council Member Seat Heats Up

Categories, Neighborhoods, Politics/Elections, Southeast Queens Neighborhoods, Topic
It was to no one’s surprise, Community Board Chair Adrienne Adams announced her candidacy to replace Ruben Wills. Adams, although a latecomer to the race, has some front runner status based on her recent run for NYS Senator last year. That bid was unsuccessful, however, many believed the true intent of the candidate was to test the waters with an eye for this City Council seat. She joins an election race already in progress featuring activist Richard David and attorney Hettie Powell. Powell has been running for the seat since coming in third in the 2013 election against Wills. Adams entry into the race puts Powell at a disadvantage. They must go head to head for the same votes and most residents will be hesitant to reject the Party’s candidate. But this is where the election gets intere

Candidate Anthony Rivers “Southeast Queens Has Been Overlooked”

Neighborhoods, News, Politics/Elections, Southeast Queens Neighborhoods, Topic
Election season has officially begun when individuals find themselves bombarded by folks outside of supermarkets, events and stores asking for signatures as residents go about their errands.  Petitioning for the right to be on the ballot is what these important annoyances are about.  It is an important first steps for candidates to get themselves on the ballot for the upcoming Primary and subsequent election. Residents were introduced to candidate Anthony Rivers at the civic meeting a week before petitioning began.  Rivers is running for City Council District 27 which covers the areas of Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Queens Village, St. Albans and Springfield Gardens.  “What happened in Harlem is about to land on us,” he said to shouts of agreement from reside