Nily Rozic Looks Victorious in Queens Assembly Race

img00166 20120913 1210 Nily Rozic Looks Victorious in Queens Assembly RaceNily Rozic, a former chief of staff for Manhattan Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, looks like she picked up a win for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s former seat in northeastern Queens. Mr. Lancman, of course, unsuccessfully campaigned for congress earlier this year, ultimately losing the Democratic nomination to his colleague Grace Meng.

Although official results haven’t completely come in yet, according to Queens Times Ledger reporter Phil Corso, Ms. Rozic’s rival Jerry Iannece has already announced his time has “come and gone” and that  “politics not in the cards for me.”  Mr. Corso’s tweets echo what sources have told Politicker.

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There’s a Bunch of Elections Thursday, Which Ones Should You Care About?

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A map of New York City’s State Senate districts.

It’s Election Day in New York next Thursday! But instead of a titanic battle between ideologies–your Mitt Romneys vs. Barack Obamas, if you will–the options on the ballot will be little-noticed state legislative contests between candidates of the same party, often with few policy differences.

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting races happening. From “Who Gets Arrested for Raping a Grandmother?” to “Assemblywoman Caught Up in Sex Scandal with Two Young Men,” there’s been no shortage of nasty drama and mud slinging as voters head to the polls.

Here’s a breakdown of who’s running and why it might matter who wins. The list below focuses on Democratic races because the few Republican primaries in this staunchly blue city tend to have clear favorites or are taking place in such Democratic territory that the victor is reasonably likely to be irrelevant. Continue reading “There’s a Bunch of Elections Thursday, Which Ones Should You Care About?”

Nily Rozic Touts Emily’s List, Labor Support in Bid to Replace Lancman

nily rozic website Nily Rozic Touts Emilys List, Labor Support in Bid to Replace Lancman

Assemblyman Rory Lancman fully vacated his northeastern Queens seat in order to unsuccessfully run for Congress earlier this summer, and now the race to replace him is increasingly heating up and becoming a one to keep your eye on for this year’s September 13th Democratic primary.

Local community board chairman Jerry Iannece has received the support of the Queens County Democratic Party and has been slowly rolling out the endorsements of elected officials in the area, but his opponent would like to announce that she has her own notable support as well.

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Jerry Iannece Hires Parkside, Picks up Liu’s Backing

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(Photo: Iannece campaign)

Jerry Iannece, the chairman of Community Board 11 in Queens, is gearing up his campaign as primary season for the State Assembly district he’s seeking fast approaches. Accordingly, he’s rolled out the endorsement of Comptroller John Liu in a press release indicating he’s also hired the Parkside Group to handle at least his communications.

“Jerry has spent his adult life working to protect middle class families in Queens,” Mr. Liu said in the statement. “He has built a business and raised a family in Queens while continuing to serve his friends and neighbors here in in the community. I am endorsing Jerry today because he is a tireless public servant who will hit the ground running to deliver results for Queens.

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