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.
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.