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Title: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 01, 2010, 01:38:14 PM
According the The Daily News' The Daily Politics blog, Bryan Pu-Folkes has officially announced his candidacy for the 39th District Assembly seat.  This seat is currently occupied by Jose Peralta, so how this process pans out now is going to be very interesting.

A Fight in the 39th AD? (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/03/a-fight-in-the-39th-ad.html)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: fodoherty on March 05, 2010, 04:23:59 PM

Do we know yet who else is running?
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 05, 2010, 04:44:13 PM
Do we know yet who else is running?

I'm not sure if formal announcements have been made yet, but from what I've heard, Franciso Moya and William Salgado may also be running.  Here's a recent article from The Queens Courier on the topic.  This article was published February 17th, but it contains some basic information.

Key Players in the Hiram Monserrate mess (http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2010/02/17/news/top_stories/doc4b7c7fc480f1e359265726.txt)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 09, 2010, 11:34:27 AM
According to the New York Post, Hiram Monserrate has a Plan B in the event of a defeat at the March 16th Special Election.  The Post's sources say that he may eye the assembly seat currently held by Jose Peralta.

Hiram's plan B: go after Peralta's Assembly seat (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/knickerbocker/hiram_plan_go_after_peralta_assembly_yclHptaKv7Df4XbWMOqlxJ)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Marlene on March 09, 2010, 11:46:40 AM
According to the New York Post, Hiram Monserrate has a Plan B in the event of a defeat at the March 16th Special Election.  The Post's sources say that he may eye the assembly seat currently held by Jose Peralta.

Hiram's plan B: go after Peralta's Assembly seat (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/knickerbocker/hiram_plan_go_after_peralta_assembly_yclHptaKv7Df4XbWMOqlxJ)

Chuckster:

I can't keep up!  Switch me to my Puerto Rico posts pronto!!!!!!   :smiley6600:

Best,   :smiley6600:
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 18, 2010, 12:10:33 PM
With the recent election of José Peralta to the 13th District State Senate seat, the 39th District Assembly seat has become available.  At this moment, we don't know if a special election will be called for by Gov. Paterson to fill the vacancy.  The options are a special election that would most likely occur by May or June, or we wait until Fall.

The candidates:

Bryan Pu-Folkes - Bryan Pu-Folkes for State Assembly (http://www.bryanpufolkes.com/)

Francisco Moya - He lost a bid to the 21st District City Council to Julissa Ferreras in early 2009.  This is the seat that had been left vacant when Hiram Monserrate was elected to the State Senate.  I haven't found a website for Mr. Moya, so if anyone knows of one, please post it.

William Salgado - has expressed an interest in running, but has yet to formally announce his candidacy.

Here's an article from The Queens Courier on the Assembly seat race:

What’s next for Peralta Assembly seat? (http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2010/03/17/news/top_stories/doc4ba121155e163327086569.txt)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: ECG on March 18, 2010, 01:01:25 PM
Any chance that Hiram will make a run for it???
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 18, 2010, 01:06:05 PM
Any chance that Hiram will make a run for it???

Let's wait and see if he makes a formal announcement any time soon.  For the moment, any thoughts on Bryan Pu-Folkes or Francisco Moya?
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Aronan on March 18, 2010, 01:26:01 PM
There's been some discussion over here

http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=4232.msg28947#newhttp://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=4232.msg28947#newhttp://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=4232.msg28947#new (http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=4232.msg28947#newhttp://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=4232.msg28947#newhttp://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=4232.msg28947#new)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Aronan on March 18, 2010, 01:30:44 PM
And then there's this from the Daily News:

What is it with special elections and Queens?

Gov. David Paterson sounded in no hurry this morning to fill the seat of former Assemblyman Jose Peralta, who was sworn in yesterday after defeating expelled former Sen. Hiram Monserrate for his 13th SD seat in Tuesday's special.

The governor made the small-d democratic argument, saying he might prefer to give the public "a full opportunity with primaries and a general election, which is the best way to fill a seat."

But as it turns out, there's a political motivation for his reluctance, too.

The Queens Democrats have a preferred candidate for Peralta's old seat, Francisco Moya, who also happens to be a former Paterson aide (during the governor's Senate minority leader days).

The problem with Moya is that he only moved into the 39th AD last fall (he notified the city Board of Elections of the switch on Sept. 23, 2009) from what appears to be the 35th AD, represented by Assemblyman Jeff Aubry.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/03/special-election-deja-vu.html#ixzz0iYBWn8co (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/03/special-election-deja-vu.html#ixzz0iYBWn8co)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 18, 2010, 01:33:32 PM
Thanks for posting that article, Aronan.  Do you think Francisco Moya's residency issue will seriously come into play in Gov. Paterson's decision on scheduling an election?  If so, we may have to forego a much earlier special election.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Aronan on March 18, 2010, 01:49:15 PM
In my opinion it probably will. Which is kind of unfortunate. If HM decides to run for the seat and Governor called the special election as soon as possible HM would be in a bad position. He probably doesn't have much cash left for campaigns, and he'd suffer from the media attention surrounding his recent defeat. If he waits until September, HM has the time to raise more cash, and will be distanced from the current media reports which may give him an advantage.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: KC on March 18, 2010, 06:38:50 PM
I look forward to having the opportunity to vote for Bryan.  He is a smart guy, a hard worker, and he is someone who really cares about the issues facing immigrant communities, low income families, and anyone who is getting a raw deal.  He doesn't need to invent a platform, like some new politicians do.  The work that he has been putting energy into for years will become his platform. 
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: JacksonHeights-ian on March 18, 2010, 07:39:54 PM
I don't get it, Moya has just moved into our neighborhood just to run for office after failing to win council, assembly and other positions. Why does he think he knows anything about us or our needs.   We should be angry if the Governor keeps us from voting for a state assemblyman to rep our area.  I've been told Moya is a lobbyist, but I cannot find any information on him. The articles state he worked for Paterson, but not now...  Does anyone know what he does?   
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: ECG on March 18, 2010, 07:44:16 PM
Let me preface this with the fact that I know it is a snarky thing to say:

Look at the records of other people who have worked for Paterson and be very afraid. . .
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 24, 2010, 11:34:21 PM
The Perez Notes interviews 39th District New York State Assembly candidate, Bryan Pu-Folkes:

Bryan Pu-Folkes on THE PEREZ NOTES (http://thepereznotes.blogspot.com/2010/03/bryan-pu-folkes-on-perez-notes.html)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Queenskid on March 25, 2010, 12:25:46 PM
I don't get it, Moya has just moved into our neighborhood just to run for office after failing to win council, assembly and other positions. Why does he think he knows anything about us or our needs.     


I always define our neighborhood in terms of Community Board 3--Jackson Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst.  Moya is not some opportunist who moved here from Park Slope just so he could run for office.  He is a lifelong resident of Corona.  He knows about our needs because he has been a part of our community his whole life.

For years our community has been chopped up in order to carve out new districts.  While the reason for this is noble, it can lead to unusual situations when it comes to defining "who belongs."  For example, once upon a time, the boundary for my Assembly District ran down 35th Avenue and just curved around my building.  If I had lived on the other side of the avenue, or if I lived in the building next door, I would have been in a different district.  I've lived here my whole life, but would I be an outsider who doesn't know anything about "our needs" if I decided to run for office in that other district?  Same schools, same stores, same traffic, same parking situation, same everything, except some line on the Assembly District map. 

Moya is a long time member of our community.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Tony T on March 29, 2010, 08:57:48 PM
Moya is another hack politician who works as a six-figure lobbyist for Cablevision. 
He is another rat in the political rat race and a 4x time loser

Here are his stats:

2000   Loses Democratic District Leader Race to Monserrate
2001   Pulls out of City Council Race for 21st District
2002   Losses o Jose Peralta for NYS Assembly
2009   Losses Special Election to Julissa Fereras for City Council

And yes Gov. Paterson is doing him and the Corrupt Queens machine a favor by not calling a special he would be legally ineligible to run in. 
There all corrupt!
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 30, 2010, 11:50:56 AM
In its Queens segment earlier this morning, NY1 reported that Gov. Paterson has already made his decision against holding a special election to fill the 39th District assembly seat.  They didn't have specifics, but did mention that their insider sources had provided that information.  According to NY1, candidates for the assembly seat are required to submit documentation stating their intent to run by June.

The The New York Daily News article below contradicts NY1's information stating that the Governor has yet to make a decision.  It does, however, demonstrate the Governor's leaning against holding an earlier special election.

Budget crunch may keep Assembly seat empty until fall (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2010/03/30/2010-03-30_budget_crunch_may_keep_assembly_seat_empty_until_fall.html)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Emma on March 30, 2010, 12:08:29 PM
I hope that there is a special election. It would be crappy to be without representation for 9 months. This being said, it would be nice if we didn't have to choose between a duplicitous politician and a scumbag, this time around.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: liam0925 on March 30, 2010, 05:10:26 PM
I hope that there is a special election. It would be crappy to be without representation for 9 months. This being said, it would be nice if we didn't have to choose between a duplicitous politician and a scumbag, this time around.
Actually, there were three people in the race---the third being our new Senator, Jose Peralta.  He doesn't have even a faint resemblance to the other two!   :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: JacksonHeights-ian on March 31, 2010, 01:09:28 PM
The Governor should be contacted and told to let this neighborhood have a special election,  and a voice in Albany,  this is an outrage.....
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on March 31, 2010, 01:45:51 PM
Well, the limited information I've found online regarding Francisco Moya pretty much states that so far, he's the Queens' DEMS candidate of choice. What I find odd is that Mr. Moya doesn't seem to have a web page up yet, or at least, I can't find one.  Wouldn't it make sense to let the voters know a bit more about you as a candidate, your history as a community activist, agenda, etc.?
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: erospolitico on April 01, 2010, 12:17:51 AM
While many want to think favoritism is being exercised.

It seems the Governor will not call a Special Election, due to the lack of funds to pay for said election.

Anyway, it is April 1st, the deadline that Patterson must abide by, if the election is not announced today, the seat will remain vacant.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: JacksonHeights-ian on April 02, 2010, 04:36:18 PM
The Governor and the pols are grasping for reasons not to hold a special election,   first the Governor state weeks ago he would call it as soon as possible.   Then he leaks its because of the economy etc.   Well,  the economy is not worse from when the special election was held a few weeks ago for Monsarratte's seat.  It isnt worse than many other times in history when a seat opens up.   The folks in the 39th deserve to be represented in the State Assembly.    All this other nonsense of budget etc..  just doesnt fly as excuse..    the Governor should do what is right...  people wont forget this of him and his staff.....
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on May 19, 2010, 10:43:26 PM
Assembly seat candidate Francisco Moya gets local support.

From the New York Daily News, The Daily Politics blog:

Moya Campaign Unites Former Foes In Queens (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/05/moya-campaign-unites-former-fo.html)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: toddg on May 20, 2010, 09:37:32 AM
What a disappointing spectacle.  This is not what leadership looks like.

Our state is facing a severe fiscal crisis and a complete leadership vacuum.  Right now, we need an opportunity for the candidates for this office to demonstrate who has better ideas for tackling these challenges and who is better prepared to represent this district.  Endorsing a candidate this early in the process, before the community has had an opportunity to hear the candidates' positions on the issues, does not serve the public interest.  It says: policy is not important.  And doing this in the name of "progressive" politics just adds insult to injury.

But face it – the Queens Democratic Party is not focused on the interests of this district or bringing good governance to New York State.  It is focused on consolidating power.  And by dancing to the county party’s corrupting tune, our elected officials are letting the community down.   I expect better from them.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: cajunnewyorker on May 20, 2010, 10:39:24 AM
I read an interesting article (http://www.thealbanyproject.com/diary/8247/special-elections) on this race that makes it clear why Patterson did not call a special election.  Moya just moved into the district last Sept. and would not have been able to run due to the one year rule.  But since he is a former aide to Patterson, a few phone calls later and we are left with no representation for 3/4 of a year.  The fact that Moya is so heavily embraced by the Democratic party indicates to me that he will be just another professional politician, a clog in the party wheel.  I also heard (unsure if it is true) that he is a lobbyist for the cable industry.  This starts to sound like a really cozy situation.

I would prefer someone independent enough to worry about our neighborhood, and not what the State Democratic Party feels is needed at the time.  Endorsement by the professional politicians does not sound good to me.  Bryan Pu Folkes would seem to be the more independent person.

Cajun New Yorker
Title: Sad Day For Democracy in JH
Post by: Tony T on May 23, 2010, 03:59:33 PM
I was dismayed again by the current political machinations of the Democrats in Queens.  Will it ever get better?
Here goes  a few days ago Joe Crowley the pro war, pro patriotic act congressman who also chairs our local Tamany Hall Queens democratic
Machine endorsed Fransisco Mo ya for the Assembly seat in the 39th AD.  WOW  What corruption.  You see Mo ya is the former staffer to the hapless Gov. Paterson who did a favor to the CORRUPT Qns. County Machine chair Joe Crowley by not calling a special election thus leaving us without a rep in Albany for close to a year.  Why????  So that Crowley's lapdog ass kissing crony Moya could run ( A 3 time loser in local elections).  You see, while he was busy making a six figure salary as a lobbyist for CABLEVISION (another Crowley connect) he was not eligible to run in the special election because he did NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT!!!!  So our Hack Guv did a solid to Qns. Tamany and didn't call it.
Wow now all the other Dem flunkies are flocking to Mud Man Moya.  Check his voter card at the Board of Election.
Jackson Heights wake up!!!! >:(
Title: Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
Post by: Marlene on June 03, 2010, 07:47:02 PM
Received via email:

Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes   :'(

June 3, 2010
 
Dear Friend,
 
I decided to run for New York State Assembly because I care deeply about helping people and because I believe that our government must work more effectively for us.

I am proud of my strong record in the community.  My initiatives in and around the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights have resulted in programs which teach hundreds of people English every week, provide critical social services to thousands of immigrants each year, supplement sanitation services to a busy commercial district, and attract thousands of residents and visitors to an annual Film and Food Festival.  And as a small business owner, I have also been able to provide jobs locally.    
  
From the beginning, my campaign for State Assembly garnered significant support from the community.  Notwithstanding the significant political hurdles that we would have to overcome for a victory, we are confident that we had a tough yet winnable race.   However, effective today I am officially withdrawing my candidacy for New York State Assembly.  I have been and still am deeply committed to serving the public interest.  I will never relent in my efforts and activities to strengthen our communities.  And I will continue to fight for immigrants' rights, a more vibrant small business community, and safer and cleaner streets for our neighborhoods.    
 
So thank you to all of you who joined my grassroots campaign.   I am grateful to all of you who supported me in so many different ways.   I know that together we have accomplished very much.  Going forward, I look forward to working directly with many of you as we continue to work hard for our communities and for a more functional government in Albany.

All the best,
 
Bryan  
 
Title: Re: Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
Post by: dssjh on June 03, 2010, 09:43:37 PM
 :(

the machine wins again, moving someone from elsewhere into the district -- and scamming the election system to allow him to fake residency -- in order to keep the same old bull - - - -  party line going.

hopefully the WFP will run a separate line here. if not, write in is the way to go.
Title: Re: Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
Post by: toddg on June 03, 2010, 11:25:42 PM
Bryan is a class act and an energetic and creative community leader.  I have no doubt his time for elected office will come in due course.  In the meantime, we're fortunate to have him as a neighbor and a community advocate.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Queenskid on June 04, 2010, 12:14:34 PM
:(

the machine wins again, moving someone from elsewhere into the district -- and scamming the election system to allow him to fake residency -- in order to keep the same old bull


I have to say that I object to this "scamming the election system to allow him to fake residency" comment.  Love him or hate him, Moya has been part of this community since birth.  It's not as if they plucked someone from Brooklyn and dropped him in the neighborhood.  Moya was born and raised in Corona.  The problem here is the way our community has been carved up in order to fulfill two different goals: the creation of so-called minority districts and the gerrymandering engaged in by some elected officials to assure their reelection.

The 39th AD was created to be a 'minority district,' or, more precisely, a Latino district.  The 39th also borders Ivan Lafayette's old Assembly District, the 34th.  When redistricting came around, there was an attempt to place as many Latinos as possible in the 39th.  At the same time, Lafayette tried to create a district that gave him the best chance to be reelected.  As a result, we have district lines that literally wrap around certain buildings (Lafayette had run many times and was not fond of the residents of some building complexes so he carved them out of his district).   

I have lived here my whole life.  I was born and raised on the North side of 35th Avenue.  I now live on the South side of 35th which puts me in a different Assembly District.  If I moved across the avenue and ran for the Assembly would I be some fraud scamming the system?  Would I be some outsider who doesn't know the community?   And, by the way, how many people who just moved here from farther away from Corona will be voting in this election. 

The politicians divided us up for their own reasons, some noble, some not.  I just don't have to buy into it.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on June 04, 2010, 12:42:38 PM
Wow!  This just in from The Daily Politics blog at the New York Daily News:

Pu-Folkes Out... But Who's In? Would You Believe... (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/06/pu-folkes-out-but-whos-in-woul.html)

Speculation on Hiram Monserrate?
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: ECG on June 04, 2010, 01:55:57 PM
I am commenting on the link to the Daily News article in the above posting.

Peralta's comment that 'we're creating a strong blah blah in Queens' and maybe Bryan Pu-Folkes should join?

What kind of comment is that?

Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: toddg on June 04, 2010, 02:24:33 PM
I was wondering about Peralta's comment, too.  "Unity team"?  For what, the status quo in Albany?  No, thanks.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: dssjh on June 04, 2010, 04:18:13 PM
i would like to add that i am not suggesting Bryan Pu-Folkes is part and parcel of machine politics....not at all. just that it seems as if he has been caught in its gears. he's most certainly an upstanding person and i was quite excited about the idea of having him as a representative.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Tony T on June 05, 2010, 01:16:56 AM
Below is the latest Blog on the 39th Assembly Race.  What did Bryan get to pull out and why??  I would never vote for Moya who does not even live in te district and is a total stooge of the party bosses.  He is a paid lobbyist for Cablevision.  I don't know if Monserrate is running as he has not declared but there must be other options.  So if Monserate doesn't run and Pufolkes is out then this guy just walks in????  Should we all be ok with this??????  JH, What are we to do? SOMEONE PLEASE STEP UP!!!

PS I think Monserrate's point about Peralta working to deal with a multi billion dollar deficit as opposed to politicking was on point, though many of us don't hold him in the highest regard. 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pu-Folkes Out... But Who's In? Would You Believe... Maybe Monserrate? UPDATED! »

By Celeste Katz

Bryan Pu-Folkes is pulling out of the Assembly race to replace now-State Sen. Jose Peralta, where he was facing Francisco Moya in a battle to represent the Queens district.

You can read Pu-Folkes' full email after the jump, although it doesn't really explain why he's leaving. However, Moya has gathered considerable organizational support for the seat, including the backing of Peralta.

Here's the interesting part: One of the names floating around as a possible entrant into the race: HIRAM MONSERRATE.

Yes, that Hiram Monserrate: The former Marine and cop who was ejected from his state Senate berth after a domestic violence conviction, sued to get his job back, and then waged a spectacularly failed special election bid to return to Albany.
monserrate pic.jpg

I got him on his cell phone just now.

After all, he did promise after the special not to rule anything out.

"All I can tell you is that I'm going to have lunch right now," he told me.

"I don't think that's the quote you were looking for."

You're damn right about that, mister!

Said Peralta:

"I hear a lot of rumors that he may throw his hat in the ring. but you know, it's a democracy. If he chooses to do so he will, but voters will have an opportunity to vote on someone who has not only disgraced state government, but has really not yet apologized in full for what has occurred. So if he throws his hat in the ring, he's going to have to deal with those issues again. But we'll see next week -- petitioning starts next Tuesday. We'll see what he's circulating, if anything."

UPDATE! Monserrate called me back with a little something to add about Peralta:

"Mr. Jose Peralta should focus a little more on the two-months-past-deadline budget in the state of New York, the budget deficit, which is the several billions of dollars, and, on the local front, maybe he can do something about the overflowing garbage cans
on 37th Ave. and Roosevelt Ave.," Monserrate said. "He should be doing his job of representing the people and a little less politicking. He hasn't done too much since he's gotten there."

As for Pu-Folkes, Peralta said, "We're sort of forming what we call a 'unity team' in the northwest part of Queens, and I think he sort of saw that and said maybe he should be part of that. it's goign to be pretty impressive. We're going to have a pretty diverse team where we're going to be dealing with a lot of issues on all levels."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/06/pu-folkes-out-but-whos-in-woul.html#ixzz0px0JqAFQ
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Jeffsayyes on June 05, 2010, 10:00:17 AM
give me democracy
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: francis on June 05, 2010, 01:05:41 PM
Hmmm. I live near to the salvation army and just recently saw monser rat talking with the captain who runs it. Wondering if he he is gearing up to gain support from his "constituents".
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: earbears on June 07, 2010, 10:40:25 AM
From NY1:

Disgraced former State Senator Hiram Monserrate reportedly may be eyeing another run for public office.

According to a Daily News report Saturday, Monserrate is considering a run for the Assembly seat left open by Jose Peralta, who replaced Monserrate in the State Senate.

Monserrate was removed from office in February after being found guilty of a misdemeanor for assaulting his girlfriend.

If he runs, he'll face Democrat Francisco Moya, who has the backing of Peralta.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Jeffsayyes on June 07, 2010, 03:14:42 PM
does the seat have to be replaced by a dem ?
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: earbears on June 07, 2010, 03:57:00 PM
If the GOP could find an acceptable replacement we could possibly have someone to vote for.
But, that is not usually the case. ;)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on June 09, 2010, 09:24:48 PM
Francisco Moya seems to have this assembly seat race in the bag.   ::)

From CapitalTonight.com:

32BJ For Moya (http://capitaltonight.com/2010/06/32bj-for-moya/)

BTW, does anyone know of a website for Mr. Moya?  The only online site I seem to find is a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Moya/1376228664#!/profile.php?id=1376228664).  I'd like to read a bit more about him.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on June 10, 2010, 08:40:55 PM
More on Monserrate and a possible run for the assembly seat.  From the New York Daily News - The Daily Politics blog:

Monserrate Petitioning For Assembly? Updated » (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/06/breaking-monserrate-petitionin.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nydnrss%2Fblogs%2Fdailypolitics+%28Blogs%2FThe+Daily+Politics%29)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: toddg on June 10, 2010, 08:56:18 PM
Monserrate still has a lot of friends in the district, as hard as it is for me to imagine.  Moya is still an unknown, and doesn't seem particularly hungry for the office.  If Moya keeps up his current level of engagement, Monserrate may be the one with an easy path to victory.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: erospolitico on June 11, 2010, 12:00:39 AM
I really don't think Monserrate has that many friends.

But it is true, Moya needs to step up his game, and hit the streets to GOTV.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on June 11, 2010, 03:15:08 PM
Moya's campaign says he has the “Moya-mentum” right now.

From Capital Tonight:

More For Moya (http://capitaltonight.com/2010/06/more-for-moya/)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on June 15, 2010, 04:36:44 PM
Here are links to two videos on the endorsement of Francisco Moya in the assembly seat race.

YouTube:

Congressman Joe Crowley leads Queens Democrats in support of Francisco Moya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdy0YsFhg8U&feature=related) -- June 11, 2010

The following link contains a statement from Bryan Pu-Folkes:

Congressman Joe Crowley leads Queens Democrats in support of Francisco Moya (part 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCa1i-tnFsc&feature=player_embedded#!) -- June 11, 2010
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on June 20, 2010, 12:33:39 PM
It looks like there may be a campaign office set up for Franciso Moya on 37th Avenue, between 78th & 79th Streets (approx.)  It's a smaller storefront formerly occupied by a clothing store called D'lishus.  I'm assuming it's a campaign office because the windows are covered in Moya flyers.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: normelrod on June 23, 2010, 12:45:15 PM
This American Life did a show this past week called "Social Contract." The whole first half is about the dysfunction with the NY state government in Albany. I just listened to the podcast and it's very interesting. Here's the link...

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/410/social-contract
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on July 15, 2010, 10:04:27 AM
The New York Times ran a story yesterday on how Hiram Monserrate has filed nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for the Democratic primary in September.  He wants the Assembly seat.

Monserrate Seeks Seat in State Assembly (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/nyregion/15monserrate.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Jay Moore on July 21, 2010, 10:21:35 AM
Just saw Moya's website - looks good.  www.moyaforassembly.com
I met him at the subway the other day. He seems smart and passionate. Anything is better than voting for Hiram.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: elisej on August 03, 2010, 01:36:16 PM
Just heard Christine Quinn and Danny Dromm are doing an event for Francisco Moya tomorrow at Friend's Tavern, 6-8pm.  Looks like his support is growing....

Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: francis on August 03, 2010, 09:26:43 PM
I would hope so after seeing Monserrate supporters at last weeks Ecuadorian parade
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Frankie Wilson on August 05, 2010, 02:13:06 PM
I went to the Moya event last night at Friend's and it was a good time.  I met Francisco and he seemed very down to Earth. 

I have to say, I'm not really into local politics all that much but after hearing that Monserrate assaulted his girlfriend last year, I have absolutely no desire to have him represent me in Albany.

Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Frankie Wilson on August 05, 2010, 02:26:21 PM
BTW - caught this item today in the Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/08/francisco-moya-hiram-monserrat.html

Seriously, this guy needs to go away.  ::)
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: causidicus on August 06, 2010, 01:13:20 AM
Last night's Moya fundraiser had a nice mix of people from all backgrounds.  Moya also made an unequivocal statement re his support for marriage equality.

Yet another reminder of why Hiram Monserrate is so icky--
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20443556&BRD=2731&PAG=461&dept_id=574903&rfi=6
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Frankie Wilson on August 06, 2010, 11:59:41 AM
Yeah, I'm happy about his stance on gay marriage, too.  Although I'm not gay, I have some friends that are gay and lesbian and I think it really amazing how people feel they need to protect "family values" by preventing equal rights.

I mean, seriously, we're in the 21st century already.
Title: Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
Post by: Chuckster on October 27, 2010, 01:18:59 PM
Interesting article from The Queens Courier stating that Francisco Moya has no opponent in the upcoming election for the 39th District Assembly seat.

Moya’s Republican challenger off ballot (http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2010/10/27/news/top_stories/doc4cc839c3aafab027836832.txt)