Very Light Ballot For Queens Primaries On Sept. 13
The Board of Elections issued the official list of candidates for the September 13 primary elections and there are only nine contests listed covering three parties, a very light calendar for a presidential election year.
The Democrats have six contests— two state senate and four Assembly seats.
Republicans have one state senate primary and one Assembly tussle and the Independence Party has one state senate primary listed.
On the Democratic ballot, incumbent Shirley Huntley in the 10th Senate District in Southeast Queens is being challenged by Councilmember James Sanders Jr. of Far Rockaway, and also by Gian A. Jones, also of Far Rockaway.
The other Democratic primary for a state senate nomination, pits 16th District incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky, of Whitestone, against John A. Messer of Bayside, who lost to Stavisky two years ago.
The four Democratic Assembly primaries are led by the 25th AD contest between Jerry M. Iannece, of Oakland Gardens, and opposed by Nilly D. Rozic, of Fresh Meadows.
In the 33rd AD incumbent Assemblymember Barbara Clark is challenged by Clyde Vanel. Both are from Cambria Heights.
In the 38th AD (Woodhaven/Richmond Hill/Glendale) incumbent Michael Miller is facing Etienne David Adomo, of Woodhaven for the nomination.
In the 40th AD, a new heavily East Asian district in the Flushing area, there are five candidates seeking the nomination. The candidates are: Ron Kim, of Whitestone, an attorney; Myungsuk Lee of Flushing; Ethel Chen of Flushing; Yen S. Chou of Oakland Gardens and Martha Flores-Vazquez of Flushing.
Turning to the Republicans, they have a primary for the 15th Senate District seat stretching now from Howard Beach/ Ozone Park to Forest Hills. Councilmember Eric Ulrich is facing Juan D. Reyes of Forest Hills, for the nomination.
The other Republican primary is for the party’s nomination in the 40th AD. Philip Gim of Whitestone is opposed by Sunny Hahn of Flushing.
The final primary contest in Queens is for an Independence Party nomination in the 15th State Senate and it places Ulrich against Joseph A. Tiraco, of Rego Park.