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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #15 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
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #17 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!

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #18 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
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #20 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:

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #21 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.....

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #22 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.?
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #24 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.....

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #25 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
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #27 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.

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« Reply #28 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!!!! >:(

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Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2010, 07:47:02 PM »
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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  
 

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Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
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