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Meeting on 2024 Elections – December 21, 2023

Learn about ballot access, fundraising, paperwork and schedule for US Senate, Congress, State Senate, State Assembly races from past and 2024 candidates.

February 13, 2024 is the date of the Special Election for the third Congressional district.  April 2, 2024 is New York’s Presidential Primary.  Ballot access begins December 12, 2023.   June 25, 2024 is the Primary; and November 5, 2024 is the General.

Location of the December 21, 2023 meeting is at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, Queens.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

AGENDA
1. Pledge of Allegiance 7:30
2. Reading of club’s Mission Statement (Jim Strawhorn)
3. Roll call of officers and board members (Jimmy Schwatzman)
4. Reading of club’s 11/16 minutes (David Kemp)
5. Report of the Financial Secretary/Treasurer (Arkadiusz Tomaszewski)
6. Club’s President annual report
7. Committee Reports
– WhatsApp Social Media Committee (Vic Starsky/Carol Krohn)
8. Old Business
– General Election Results (certification, December 5th)
– NY Congressional lines (November 15)
9. Announcements
– Election of 2024 Officers and 2024-2026 board members
– Welcome Kings County GOP Chair, Richard Barsamian!
– Martha Rowen (Appearance before the Board of Elections Commissioners)
– 50/50 Raffle
10. Lessons Learned (Jim Strawhorn)
11. New Business – Candidates Sharing and/or Running
Diane Sare, US Senate
Josh Eisen, US Senate
Tom Sullivan, 23rd State Assembly
– Juan Pagan, 38th State Assembly
– Steven Wang, State Assembly
– Jonathan Rinaldi, US Congress
– Sheryl Fertik, US Congress
– Isaiah Orlando Vega, NY Senate

– 3rd Congressional Special Election candidates invited
Mike Sapraicone
Phil Grillo
Mekita Jacqueline Coe
Kellen Curry
Daniel Norber

12. Adjournment 9:30

RSVP is recommended.

 

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Meeting on Post-Election Lessons Learned – November 16, 2023

Now that the 2023 November 7th General Elections are over, what’s next ? Candidates looked back and planned forward.  Click here to see the results.

Announcers:
– NY’s Congressional lines could be redrawn!
– Vic Starsky against Mayor Adams’ “City of Yes” proposal  Video on Future of Housing in NYC
– Edward Manfredonia
– Martha Rowen on Election Day experience

Speakers:
– Michael Mossa, Queens District Attorney
– William Shanahan, Civil Court Judge, 6th Municipal
– Juan Pagan, 2nd City Council
– Robert Bobrick, 3rd City Council
– Elizabeth Golluscio, 5th City Council
– Diane di Stasio, 6th City Council
– Robert Caemmerer, 11th City Council
– Hasime Samantha Zherka, 13th City Council
– Yu-Ching James Pai, 20th City Council
– Jonathan Rinaldi, 24th City Council
– Zhile Cao, 25th City Council
– Marvin Jeffcoat, 26th City Council
– Rusat Ramgopal, 28th City Council
– Martha Rowen, 33rd City Council
– Marguerite Chandler, 34th City Council
– Isaiah Orlando Vega, 37th City Council
Our next next meeting will be December 21st (third Thursday).  Instead of a holiday party, we are doing a peer-to-peer training/discussion of potential candidates in the 2024 election cycle:  US President; US Senate; Congress; NYS Senate and NYS Assembly.  If you are interested in running for an office, join us as past candidates share experience and paperwork guidance.  Election attorneys will be invited.

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General Election: November 7, 2023

Unofficial Results:  NYC Races and 2 Ballot Proposals

District Attorney races
Queens: Michael Mossa (R,C; 24% 35,319) vs. George A. Grasso (Public Safety; 5% 7,309) vs.  ✅Melinda Katz (D; 67% 97,388)
Bronx: *✅Darcel D. Clark (D; 48,268)
Staten Island: *✅Michael E. McMahon (D; 19,509)

City Council races by District
1: Helen Qiu (R,C,Common Sense, Arts & Culture; 31% 3,931) vs. * ✅Christopher Marte (D; 68% 8,555)
2: * ✅Carlina Rivera (D,WF; 9,725)
3: Robert Bobrick (R, Medical Freedom; 10% 1,595) vs. * ✅Erik D. Bottcher (D; 89% 13,693)
4: Brian Robinson (R, Parent; 26% 4,348) vs. * ✅Keith Powers (D; 73% 12,216)
5: Elizabeth Golluscio (R; 18% 3,275) vs. * ✅Julie Menin (D; 81% 14,449)
6: Diane di Stasio (R, CleanUpNY, Arts & Culture; 18% 3,809) vs. * ✅Gale Brewer (D, 81% 17,527) vs. Barbara Simpson (Medical Freedom, 1% 142)
7: * ✅Shaun Abreu (D; 12,612)
8: Exodus M. Gary (R; 12% 717) vs. * ✅Diana I. Ayala (D; 87% 5,373)
9:  ✅Yusef Salaam (D; 11,179)
10: * ✅Carmen N. De La Rosa (D,WF; 8,207)
11: Robert Caemmerer (R,C, Medical Freedom; 14% 1,518) vs. * ✅Eric Dinowitz (D; 84% 8,755)
12: Dewayne R. Lee (R; 7% 671) vs. * ✅Kevin C. Riley (D; 93% 9,298)
13:  ✅Kristy Marmorato (R,C; 52% 6,571) vs. *Marjorie Velazquez (D; 47% 5,863)
14: Amelia Rose (R; 11% 450) vs. * ✅Pierina A. Sanchez (D,WF; 88% 3,628)
15: Erica Elias (R; 13% 487) vs. Jose A. Padilla, Jr. (C; 7% 268) vs. * ✅Oswald J. Feliz (D; 80% 3,092)
16: Tanya Carmichael (R; 14% 677) vs. * ✅Althea V. Stevens (D; 86% 4,233)
17: Rosaline Nieves (R; 11% 441) vs. Gonzalo Duran (C; 4% 176) vs. * ✅Rafael Salamanca Jr. (D; 85% 3,517)
18: Michelle Castillo (R; 11% 757) vs. * ✅Amanda C. Farias (D,WF; 88% 5,844)
19: * ✅Vickie Paladino (R,C, Common Sense; 60% 11,648) vs. Tony Avella (D, Taxpayers Unite; 39% 7,634)
20: Yu-Ching James Pai (R,C, Medical Freedom, Common Sense; 31% 2,657) vs. Jin Liang Chen (Better Flushing; 10% 837) vs. * ✅Sandra Ung (D; 58% 4,905)
21: * ✅Franciso Moya (D; 2,936)
22: Kelly M. Klingman (R,C, Animal Welfare; 30% 4,126) vs * ✅Tiffany Caban (D,WF; 70% 9,517)
23: Bernard K. Chow (R,C, Medical Freedom, Common Sense; 36% 5,089) vs. * ✅Linda Lee (D; 63% 9,024)
24: Jonathan D. Rinaldi (R,C, Medical Freedom, Parent, Mad As Hell; 24% 2,169) vs. * ✅James F. Gennaro (D; 74% 6,862)
25: Zhile Cao (R, Medical Freedom; 21% 1,879) vs. * ✅Shekar Krishnan (D,WF; 65% 5,753) vs. Fatima Baryab (Diversity; 11% 945)
26: Marvin Jeffcoat (R, Medical Freedom; 20% 2,092) vs. * ✅Julie Won (D,WF; 79% 8,276)
27: Marilyn Miller (R, Medical Freedom; 7% 635) vs. * ✅Nantasha M. Williams (D; 92% 8,490)
28: Rusat Ramgopal (R, Common Sense; 14% 1,020) vs. * ✅Adrienne E. Adams (D; 85% 6,249)
29: Danniel S. Maio (R,C; 27% 3,132) vs. Sukhi Singh (Common Sense; 4% 489) vs. * ✅Lynn C. Schulman (D; 68% 7,790)
30: * ✅Robert F. Holden (R,C,D, Medical Freedom, Animal Welfare; 7,496)
31: Daniella M. May (R, Mad As Hell, Parent; 10% 988) vs. * ✅Selvena N. Brooks-Powers (D; 89% 8,597)
32: * ✅Joann Ariola (R,C; 8,839)
33: Martha Rowen (R,C, Medical Freedom; 12% 1,472) vs. * ✅Lincoln Restler (D,WF; 87% 10,640)
34: Marguerite Chandler (Medical Freedom; 5% 358) vs. * ✅Jennifer Gutierrez (D,WF; 95% 7,168)
35: * ✅Crystal Hudson (D,WF; 13,448)
36: * ✅Chi A. Osse (D,WF; 99% 9,396)
37: Isaiah Orlando Vega (R,C, Medical Freedom; 11% 525) vs. * ✅Sandy Nurse (D,WF; 89% 4,426)
38: Paul A. Rodriguez (R,C; 34% 2,871) vs. * ✅Alexa Aviles (D,WF; 66% 5,633)
39: Arkadiusz T. Tomaszewski (R,C, Medical Freedom; 13% 2,624) vs. * ✅Shahana K. Hanif (D,WF; 85% 17,461)
40: Daniel B. Lally (Medical Freedom; 3% 321) vs. * ✅Rita C. Joseph (D,WF; 96% 10,857)
41: * ✅Darlene Mealy (D; 5,959)
42: * ✅Chris Banks (D; 6,488)
43: Ying Tan (R; 26% 2,122) vs. Vito J. LaBella (C; 15% 1,174) vs.  ✅Susan Zhuang (D; 59% 4,722)
44: * ✅Kalman Yeger (R,C,D; 80% 7,362) vs. Heshy Tischler (Boro Park Flatbush; 18% 1,692)
45: * ✅Farah N. Louis (D; 97% 8,524)
46: Michael J. Moran (R,C; 32% 3,599) vs. Adieretta Kabreau (Kabreau 4 Council; 2% 214) vs. * ✅Mercedes Narcisse (D; 65% 7,268)
47: *Ari Kagan (R,C, Parent; 41% 7,916) vs. * ✅Justin Brannan (D; 58% 11,148)
48: * ✅Inna Vernikov (R,C; 67% 8,109) vs. Igor Kazatsker (Team Trump; 8% 978) vs. Amber Adler (D,We The People; 24% 2,926)
49: Ruslan Shamal (SSSI, 16% 1,341) vs. * ✅Kamilah M. Hanks (D, 79% 6,456)
50: * ✅David M. Carr (R,C; 9,568)
51: * ✅Joseph C. Borelli (R,C; 9,863)

Proposal Number 1, an Amendment: Removal of Small City School Districts From Special Constitutional Debt Limitation
The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 4 of the Constitution removes the special constitutional debt limitation now placed on small city school districts, so they will
be treated the same as all other school districts. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? 73% YES; 358,955 vs. 27% NO; 134,767

Abstract of Proposal Number One, An Amendment.  This constitutional amendment removes the special debt limit for small city school districts.  Debt limits would be established in state law for all school districts.  A small city school district is one that includes at least part of a small city.  A small city is a city with less than 125,000 people.  The State Constitution limits how much debt a small city school district can incur.  Their debt cannot be more than 5% of the value of taxable real estate in the district.  There are exceptions for certain expenses.  Other school districts are not subject to a constitutional debt restriction, but have a different debt limit provided by state law.  State law says their debts cannot be greater than 10% of the value of taxable real property.  If this Constitutional Amendment passes, small city school districts would be eligible to have the same debt limit as other school districts enacted via legislative action.

Proposal Number 2, an Amendment: Extending Sewage Project Debt Exclusion From Debt Limit
The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution extends for ten years the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to remove from their constitutional debt limits debt for the construction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? 76% YES; 372,659 vs. 24% NO; 117,895.

Abstract of Proposal Number Two, An Amendment.  The Constitution limits the debt counties, cities, towns and villages can incur.  This debt limit does not include debt for sewage treatment and disposal construction projects.  The sewer debt exception expires on January 1, 2024.  This amendment extends the sewer debt exception for ten more years until January 1, 2034.  The proposed amendment does this by changing section 5 of article 8 of the Constitution.

Judges:  Of the 41 judgeship positions up for election, only 4 races have a competition: 1 in Kings and 3 in Queens.

3 Manhattan Civil Court – 1st Judicial:  ✅Phaedra F. Perry (D; 98,627);  ✅Lyle E. Frank (D; 94,052);  ✅Leslie A. Stroth (D; 97,288)
2 Manhattan Civil Court –  ✅Dana Marie Catanzaro (D; 104,438);  ✅Yael Witkofsky (D; 93,245)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Lauren L. Esposito (D; 9,313)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 3rd Municipal:  ✅Andrea Krugman (D; 10,219)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 6th Municipal:  ✅Anna Mikhaleva (D; 15,949)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 7th Municipal:  ✅Denise M. Dominguez (PS; 10,396)
3 Bronx Supreme Court – 12th Judicial:  ✅Michael A. Frishman (D; 32,039);  ✅Sharon AM Aarons (D; 40,619);  ✅John A. Howard-Algarin (D; 29,361)
1 Bronx Civil Court –  ✅Joaquin E. Orellana (D; 41,582)
2 Bronx Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Carol Elaine Malcolm (D; 24,784);  ✅Edit Shkreli (D; 16477)
1 Kings Surrogate –  ✅Bernard J. Graham (D; 131,709)
6 Kings Supreme Court – 2nd Judicial:  ✅Rachel Freier (D,R,C; 17% 135,789);  ✅Sharon AB Clarke (D,R,C; 17% 138,498);  ✅Joanne Quinones (D,R,C; 16% 134,410);  ✅Caroline Piela Cohen (D; 13% 105,852);  Timothy Peterson (R,C; 4% 33,377);  ✅Heela Capell (D,R,C; 16% 128,437); and  ✅Saul Stein (D,R,C; 16% 131,223)
4 Kings Civil Court –  ✅Betsey Jean-Jacques (D; 113,687);  ✅Linda Wilson (D; 117,561);  ✅Marva C. Brown (D,WF; 122,440);  ✅Monique J. Holaman (D; 110162)
1 Kings Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Rena Malik (D; 16,632)
2 Kings Civil Court – 2nd Municipal:  ✅Lola Waterman (D; 12,061);  ✅Babatunde Akowe (D; 10,972)
1 Kings Civil Court – 3rd Municipal:  ✅Javier Ortiz (D; 10,803)
5 Queens Supreme Court – 11th Judicial:  ✅Cassandra A. Johnson (D; 16% 81,254); Gary Muraca (R; 9% 43,220); ✅Karen Lin (D; 17% 85,098); ✅Peter J. Kelly (D; 17% 85,980); ✅Scott Dunn (D,R; 22% 111,309); ✅Jessica Earle-Gargan (D; 17% 82,969)
1 Queens Civil Court –  ✅Sandra Perez (D; 66% 90923); Sharmela Bachu (R; 33% 45,392)
1 Queens Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Michael H. Goldman (D; 13,130)
1 Queens Civil Court – 2nd Municipal:  ✅Sandra M. Munoz (D; 19,886)
1 Queens Civil Court – 4th Municipal:  ✅Delsia G. Marshall (D; 28,876)
1 Queens Civil Court – 6th Municipal:  ✅Evelyn Gong (D; 51% 19,503); William David Shanahan (R,C,CS; 48% 18,263)
1 Richmond Civil Court – 2nd Municipal:  ✅Michael J. Pinto (R,C; 16,207)


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Meeting on Candidates Appreciating Volunteers – October 19, 2023

Sharmela Bachu, Civil Court Judge
Robert Bobrick, 3rd City Council
Elizabeth Golluscio, 5th City Council
Bernard Chow, 23rd City Council
Jonathan Rinaldi, 24th City Council
Zhile Cao, 25th City Council
Marvin Jeffcoat, 26th City Council
Martha Rowen, 33rd City Council
Isaiah Orlando Vega, 37th City Council

Click here to see list of all the candidates and proposals on the ballot.

$5,000 threshold status of of October 27, 2023 (Statement #9)

Thank you for your support!

Jonathan Rinaldi (Queens 24th) $582* reported
Marilyn Miller (Queens 27th) $0* reported
Danniel Maio (Queens 29th) $3,036 reported
Arkadiusz Tomaszewski (Brooklyn 39th) $1,581 reported

Congratulations to Bob, Elizabeth, Zhile, Martha, Isaiah and Paul!
Robert Bobrick (Manhattan 3rd) $11,729 reported
Elizabeth Golluscio (Manhattan 5th) $6,493 reported
Zhile Cao (Queens 25th) $5,773 reported
Martha Rowen (Brooklyn 33rd) $5,374 reported
Isaiah Vega (Brooklyn 37th) $7,148 reported
Paul Rodriguez (Brooklyn 38th) $13,9239 reported

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June 27, 2023 Primary Spending by Candidates

The Campaign Finance Board was established by Ballot Question Six: Voter Assistance and Campaign Finance in the November 1988 election to fight declining number of voter registration and to de-escalate costs of running for office.  How is it doing 35 years later?

Cost of USPS First Class stamp as of July 9, 2023 is 66¢.

Race Candidate Spending Certified $/Vote
Queens DA Melinda Katz $558,008 44,601 $12.51
George Grasso $557,990 5,969 $93.48
Devian S. Daniels $16,155 8,799 $1.84
Write-ins 449
Bronx DA Darcel Clark $483,682 21,601 $22.39
Tess Cohen $183,972 8,009 $22.97
Write-ins 138
District 1 Pooi Stewart $21,135 97 $217.89
Christopher Marte $238,794 5,485 $43.54
Susan Lee $206,913 2,707 $76.44
Ursila Jung $206,922 441 $469.21
Write-ins 31
District 2 Carlina Rivera $151,294 4,688 $32.27
Allie Ryan $75,005 2,980 $25.17
Write-ins 76
District 9 Kristin R. Jordan $29,618 1,098 $26.97
Al Taylor $125,016 1,664 $75.13
Inez E. Dickens $246,884 2,898 $85.19
Yusef Salaam $237,392 5,761 $41.21
Write-ins 123
District 10 Guillermo A. Perez $164,442 5,143 $31.97
Carmen N. De La Rosa $134,013 781 $171.59
Write-ins 162
District 12 Kevin C. Riley $192,924 5,882 $32.80
Pamela A. Hamilton-Johnson $1,269 902 $1.41
Aisha Hernandez Ahmed $60,385 396 $152.49
Write-ins 20
District 13 Marjorie Velazquez $169,270 2,795 $60.56
Irene Estrada $6 343 $0.02
Bernadette Ferrara $95,767 822 $116.50
John Perez $0 238 $0.00
Kristy Marmorato $162,857 909 $179.16
George Havranek $226,697 836 $271.17
Hasime Samantha Zherka $74,557 160 $465.98
Write-ins 112
District 14 Rachel T. Miller-Bradshaw $74,927 748 $100.17
Pierina A. Sanchez $211,166 2,452 $86.12
Write-ins 17
District 19 Paul D. Graziano $169,054 1,436 $117.73
Christopher S. Bae $206,855 2,186 $94.63
Tony Avella $214,316 2,363 $90.70
Write-ins 34
District 20 Yu-Ching James Pai $4,177 819 $5.10
Dany Chen $193,514 638 $303.31
Write-ins 6
District 22 Tiffany L. Caban $92,891 5,303 $17.52
Charles A. Castro $98,115 869 $112.91
Write-ins 83
District 23 Steve Behar $206,482 1,917 $107.71
Rubaiya Rahman $212,767 490 $434.22
Linda Lee $264,232 4,113 $64.24
Write-ins 47
District 25 Ricardo Pacheco $101,103 1,321 $76.54
Fatima Baryab $200,219 755 $265.19
Shekar Krishnan $233,796 3,409 $68.58
Write-ins 31
District 26 Hallie Kim $184,943 2,298 $80.48
Julie Won $233,934 3,701 $63.21
Write-ins 76
District 29 Sukhi Singh $206,016 683 $301.63
Ethan Felder $200,607 2,204 $91.02
Lynn C. Shulman $226,421 6,480 $34.94
Write-ins 50
District 34 Jennifer Gutierrez $112,627 3,002 $37.52
Paperboy Love Prince $6,848 677 $10.12
Write-ins 19
District 41 Darlene Mealy $76,374 2,806 $27.22
Joyce D. Shearin $0 162 $0.00
Isis McIntosh Green $121,300 1,346 $90.12
Reginald Bowman $17,611 234 $75.26
Write-ins 22
District 42 Charles Barron $116,540 2,633 $44.26
Jamilah Rose $11,623 356 $32.65
Chris Banks $188,970 3,134 $60.30
Write-ins 54
District 43 Stanley Ng $108,921 347 $313.89
Wai-Yee Chan $207,576 1,127 $184.18
Susan Zhuang $214,524 2,126 $100.90
Yin Tang $218,478 425 $514.07
Vito LaBella $13,703 394 $34.78
Write-ins 51
District 44 Kalman Yeger $65,035 395 $164.65
Heshy Tischler $282,658 365 $774.41
Write-ins 12
District 47 Anna Belfiore-Delfaus $3,213 271 $11.86
Ari Kagan $217,407 1,634 $133.05
Avery N. Pereira $54,333 255 $213.07
Write-ins 10
District 48 Inna Vernikov $174,249 1,730 $100.72
Igor Kazatsker $125,818 707 $177.96
Write-ins 15

Sources:  Campaign Finance Board Campaign Finance Summary and NYC Board of Elections Certified Results

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Meeting on the Special Election for the 27 Assembly District – August 17, 2023

Republican and Conservative candidates:
David Hirsch (State Assembly, 27th District), September 12, 2023 Special Election.  Presentation.
William Shanahan (Civil Court Judge, 6th Municipal District), Michael Mossa (Queens District Attorney), Gary Muraca (Supreme Court Judge).
William Shanahan, Michael Mossa, Gary Muraca and David Hirsch.

Other speakers:
– Stephen Weiner on Missouri v. Biden  DOJ FBI subpoenaed (Epoch Times 8/17/23)
– Taisha Parrott and Laura Schmitt on Moms for Liberty
– Bill Schacht on Resiliency
– Edward Manfredonia

Lessons Learned on the Campaign Trail (Jim Strawhorn)
– Robert Bobrick (3rd City Council district) on fundraising
– Martha Rowen (33rd City Council district) on fundraising
– Danniel Maio (29th City Council district) on absentee ballot law

Help Republican, Conservative and/or Medical Freedom candidates to qualify for Campaign Finance Board’s matching fund

The following participating candidates have not met the second threshold of $5,000 as of August 25th.  Any person having an address in the City of New York will count.  Their status will be updated after October 8 (Statement #8), the next deadline.

Contribute to Robert Bobrick (Manhattan 3rd) $6,267 reported
Contribute to Elizabeth Golluscio (Manhattan 5th) $2,824 reported
Contribute to Jonathan Rinaldi (Queens 24th) $582* reported
Contribute to Zhile Cao (Queens 25th) $5,423 reported
Contribute to Marilyn Miller (Queens 27th) $0* reported
Contribute to Danniel Maio (Queens 29th) $3,142 reported
Contribute to Martha Rowen (Brooklyn 33rd) $2,324 reported
Contribute to Isaiah Vega (Brooklyn 37th) $2,006 reported
Contribute to Paul Rodriguez (Brooklyn 38th) $4,299 reported
Contribute to Arkadiusz Tomaszewski (Brooklyn 39th) $556 reported

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Meeting of June 27 Primary Candidates and Leaders – June 29, 2023

Joe Pinion headlined the evening on behalf of State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.

Speakers
– Ziaul Chowdhury (values at US Army)
– Phil Grillo (candidate against George Santos)
– Robert Skaretka (report on early voting and election day)
– Jonathan Rinaldi (R,C,MF,Parent,Mad as Hell) 25th District

Hasime Samantha Zherka on the nepotism of Bronx County GOP

Ying Tan on hard work and winning in Brooklyn

 

Queens Candidates
– Marilyn Miller (R,MF) v. Nantasha M. Williams (D) 27th
– Daniella May (R,Parent,Mad as Hell) v. Selvena Brooks-Powers (D) 31st
– Rusat Ramgopal (R,Common Sense) v. Adrienne Adams (D) 28th
– Zhile Cao (R,MF) v. Shekar Krishnan (D,WF) 25th
– Bernard Chow (R,C,MF,Common Sense) v. Linda Lee (D) 23rd
Brooklyn candidates
– Marguerite Chandler (MF) v. Jennifer Gutierrez (D,WF) 34th
– Martha Rowen (R,C,MF) v. Lincoln Restler (D,WF) 33rd
– Arkadiusz Tomaszewski (R,MF) v. Shanana Hanif (D,WF) 39th
– Daniel Lally (MF) v. Rita Joseph (D,WF) 40th
Bronx candidate
– Robert Caemmerer (R,C,MF) v. Eric Dinowitz (D) 11th
Manhattan candidates
– Elizabeth Golluscio (R) v. Julie Menin (D) 5th
– Robert Bobrick (R,MF) v. Erik Bottcher (D) 3rd

Help Republican, Conservative and/or Medical Freedom candidates to qualify for Campaign Finance Board’s matching fund

The following participating candidates have not met the second threshold of $5,000 as of June 12th.  Any person having an address in the City of New York will count.  Their status will be updated after  July 13 (Statement #6), the next deadline.

Contribute to Robert Bobrick (Manhattan 3rd) $310 reported
Contribute to Elizabeth Golluscio (Manhattan 5th) $1,050 reported
Contribute to Jonathan Rinaldi (Queens 24th) $582 reported
Contribute to Zhile Cao (Queens 25th) $2,288 reported
Contribute to Marilyn Miller (Queens 27th) $0 reported
Contribute to Danniel Maio (Queens 29th) $790 reported
Contribute to Martha Rowen (Brooklyn 33rd) $233 reported
Contribute to Isaiah Vega (Brooklyn 37th) $255 reported
Contribute to Paul Rodriguez (Brooklyn 38th) $640 reported
Contribute to Arkadiusz Tomaszewski (Brooklyn 39th) $121 reported

Our next meeting will be held on July 20th (Thursday) at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike in Forest Hills, 7:30 pm.

Meeting was recorded by NYC for Yourself

Video of meeting

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Meeting on Business, Housing and Real Estate – April 25, 2023

Avi Yankelewitz and Nisan Zaghi guided the club members and Republican candidates housing and real estate issues.

Tenants could get free Legal Aid Society attorneys, but landlords must pay.  Nisan’s advise to landlords seeking an eviction is “don’t” because it will cost more going through the legal system.

T. Levy and Rico Paniccia gave first hand horror stories trying to evict their tenants.  Tenants would file so many unsubstantiated reports, damage property, skip hearings, use the system to get a free ride.  Several city and state programs would even subsidize tenants at above market price without vetting.  Landlords are assumed guilty by city agencies.

Craig T. mentioned that “Good Cause” eviction proposal would have the effect of rent stabilization on all multi-family units.

Solution?  Stephen W. said, “elections”!

So many homeowners and landlords prefer not renting out available space to avoid the hassle from the City.  Even the paperwork to remove multi-family units out of the system is expensive and complicated.

Other announcements were made by George Stein (Bayside Live TV), David Solano (InfraGard), Jay Lin (CEC D28 election), Kent Gomez (New York Citizens Audit), Martha Rowen (CQRC May 23 meeting on homeless and mentally illed), and Steve Speer (Medical Freedom).

Candidates who spoke:

2nd Councilmanic: Juan Pagan (R)
3rd Councilmanic: Robert Bobrick (R)
5th Councilmanic: Elizabeth Golluscio (R)
23rd Councilmanic: Bernard K. Chow (R,C)
24th Councilmanic: Jonathan D. Rinaldi (R,C)
27th Councilmanic: Marilyn M. Miller (R)
29th Councilmanic: Danniel S. Maio (R,C)
31st Councilmanic: Daniella M. May (R)
33rd Councilmanic: Martha Rowen (R,C)
37th Councilmanic: Isaiah Orlando Vega (R,C)
39th Councilmanic: Arkadiusz T. Tomaszewski (R,C)

NYS Dept of Homes and Community Renewal letter to NYC Rent Guideline Board dated May 25, 2022.

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Meeting on Petitioning and Leadership – February 27, 2023

Speakers on a snowy and slushy evening:
Tony Nunziato, Chairman of the Queens County GOP
James Pi, Margaurite Chandler, Rocco Ruggiero, Craig Tyson, Robert Bobrick, Wesley Rose, Arkadiusz Tomaszewski, Gerard Lally, Jim Strawhorn, Zhile Cao, Marvin Jeffcoat, Marilyn Miller, BOB TURNER, Juan Pagan, Martha Rowen, Eric Berend, Kevin O’Leary, David Kemp, Rosa Cerrato, Aaron Foldenauer, Chris Wright, Jim Schwatzman

Other speakers included: Edward Manfredonia, Patricia Soriano Cabuay, Richard Huber, and Aaron Foldenauer.

Republican City Council candidates:
Please support our candidates.  Any resident living in the City of New York could have his/her contribution up to $175 matched 8 to 1.

Eric Berend, 1st
Juan Pagan, 2nd
Robert Bobrick, 3rd
Brian Robinson, 4th (represented by Maxwell Thom)
Elizabeth Golluscio, 5th
Diane di Stasio, 6th
Robert Caemmerer, 11th
Phillis Nastasio, 13th
Kristy Marmorato, 13th
Grace Marrero, 13th
George Havranek, 13th
Hasime Samantha Zherka, 13th
Vickie Paladino, 19th (incumbent)
James Yu-Ching Pai, 20th
Jin Liang Chen, 20th
Bernard Chow, 23rd
Jonathan Rinaldi, 24th
Zhile Cao, 25th
Marvin Jeffcoat, 26th
Marilyn Miller, 27th
Danniel Maio, 29th
Robert Holden, 30th (incumbent)
Daniella May, 31st
Joann Ariola, 32nd (incumbent)
Martha Rowen, 33rd
Isaiah Vega, 37th
Arkadiusz Tomaszewski, 39th
Harold Tischler, 44th
Michael Ragusa, 47th
Avery Pereira, 47th
Anna Belfiore-Delfaus, 47th
Ari Kagan, 48th (incumbent)
Inna Vernikov, 48th (incumbent)
David Carr, 50th (incumbent)
Joseph Borelli, 51st (incumbent)

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Meeting on 2023 City Council and Queens District Attorney candidates – January 19, 2023

SPEAKERS

George Grasso, candidate for Queens District Attorney

George Grasso, Queens District Attorney
Juan Pagan, City Council 2nd District
Robert Bobrick, City Council 3rd District
Elizabeth Golluscio, City Counil 5th District
Scott Harney, City Council 23rd District
Daniella May, City Council 31st District
Arkadiusz Tomaszewski, City Council 39th District
Michael Ragusa, City Council 47th District

Eric Berend, City Council 1st District
Zhile Cao, City Council 29th District
Mitchell Bosch, City Council 37th District

Juan Pagan, Robert Bobrick, Elizabeth Golluscio, Scott Harney, Daniella May, Arkadiusz Tomaszewski, Michael Ragua

Election of the Chairman of the club’s board (David Abraham, Martha Rowen, and Vic Starsky)

Gerald Kann, Elizabeth Golluscio, Eric Berend, Gerard Lally, David Kemp, Jimmy Schwatzman, Isaiah Vega, Robert Bobrick, Martha Rowen, Wesley Rose, Juan Pagan, Carol Krohn, Kathleen Lally, Joel Solomon, Daniella May, Stephen Weiner, David Abraham, Sharon Liao, Arkadiuz Tomaszewski and Danniel Maio