Candidates Pile Into Race for Grace Meng’s Seat

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Phil Gim (Photo: Gim campaign)

Earlier this week, Ethel Chen registered a campaign committee to run for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s seat. Like Ms. Meng, Ms. Chen is a Democrat, and even though there remains some doubt as to whether Ms. Meng might be running for reelection or as the Democratic nominee for an open congressional seat, Ms. Chen is one of several candidates plowing forward with their campaigns.

This week, Democrat Ron Kim and Republican Phil Gim also declared their campaigns, setting up a primaries in a field that may already be set to include Democrats Isaac Sasson and John Scandalios, as well as Republican Sunny Hahn.

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Republican Candidate Files for Grace Meng’s Seat

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(Photo: Queens Chronicle/Liz Rhoades)

Sunny Hahn, an activist in Flushing’s Korean community, seems set to run for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s seat this year. Ms. Meng, of course, is running in the Democratic primary for an open congressional seat, but she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of running for reelection if she is not successful in those endeavors.

Ms. Hahn previously wanted to run for the seat held by Democratic State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, but was rebuffed when the Queens GOP officially selected attorney J.D. Kim instead. She subsequently indicated interest in Ms. Meng’s seat, and today she formalized her campaign further by registering a campaign committee for the run.

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