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Title: Queens Boro president election 3/24.
Post by: mahesh reddy on March 03, 2020, 08:41:42 AM
Are you aware of the upcoming special election for queens boro president on 3/24 . We have a lot of experienced candidates but Councilman 'COSTA' is the real deal. He wants to put to use queens boro president's vantage position . In the past elected officials deferred policy changes to mayor's office but he wants to change that . Specially to fight climate change, fix broken public transportation - wants a board member on MTA (We have none now), fight the the whole bus route redesign and also cut the influence of real estate developers.
Title: Re: Queens Boro president election 3/24.
Post by: rosie on March 04, 2020, 02:25:03 PM
Yes! I'm surprised how little buzz I've seen/heard about this election. I consider myself pretty decently informed on local politics, but I didn't even know about this election until I met Costa in person at the farmer's market last weekend. Mark your calendars and vote, people!
Title: Re: Queens Boro president election 3/24.
Post by: EmmBee on March 11, 2020, 12:21:51 AM
I attended a candidate forum a few weeks ago thinking I would take notes about Crowley, Costantinedes, and Richards and make up my mind.  Instead, I was really impressed with Anthony Miranda.  I didn't care for Elizabeth Crowley much and Costa seems fine, but now I'm deciding between Miranda and Donovan Richards.
Title: Re: Queens Boro president election 3/24.
Post by: lindsey on March 11, 2020, 09:54:06 AM
I like all the candidates, with the exception of Quinn. I am leaning towards Costa because he seems to have the strongest vision of using the limited powers of the borough president (mainly around land use) to push for climate resliience and a localized approach to the Green New Deal. I'm wary of candidates who make sweeping promises ("fix the subways") that don't match the role of the office they're seeking.
PS - if you really want to geek out, the NYC campaign finance board has a whole section on the special election including videos from each candidate.

Title: Re: Queens Boro president election 3/24.
Post by: Shallot on March 17, 2020, 09:12:20 AM
Per https://vote.nyc/ the Queens Borough President election has been postponed.  https://qns.com/story/2020/03/15/mayor-cancels-special-election-for-queens-borough-president-due-to-coronavirus-fears/ has more information and quotes from the candidates.

I found https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/campaigns-elections/whos-endorsing-who-queens-borough-president-race.html and https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/campaigns-elections/where-queens-borough-president-candidates-stand-big-issues to be useful in learning more about the candidates and how I would have/likely will vote.

AFAIK the New York Democratic Primary is still scheduled for April 28, but that may change too.