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Eight Candidates to be on Queens Borough President Ballot March 24

Costa Constantinides, Elizabeth Crowley, Anthony Miranda, Jim Quinn, Donovan Richards and Jimmy Van Bramer at a forum in Sunnyside Jan. 14

Jan. 15, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Queens residents will have plenty of candidates to choose from with they vote for next borough president on March 24— with a whopping eight names to appear on the ballot.

Candidates had to file at least 2,000 signatures before 11:59 p.m. Jan. 14 in order to secure a spot on the ballot. The candidates are looking to replace Melinda Katz who resigned at the beginning of the year to become Queens District Attorney.

All six previously known candidates — Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer, Costa Constantinides, Donovan Richards; former Council Member Elizabeth Crowley; former Assistant District Attorney Jim Quinn and police reform advocate Anthony Miranda — got the necessary signatures to run in the election.

Three new names also appeared on the Board of Elections filings. William Kregler, Danniel Maio and Dao Yin filed more than 2,000 signatures as well.

However, Kregler — a Republican who ran for Borough President against Melinda Katz in 2017 — notified the Board that he has terminated all campaign activity, according to the filing.

The winning candidate will serve the remainder of Katz’s term through the end of the year and a general election for the position will take place in November.

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JimL

Quinn fought against Rikers closing, and works like a dog.
He thinks De Blasio is an idiot. In fact, he came to board meetings to show stupid mistakes in De Blasio’s plan to build a skyscraper jail in a Queens family neighborhood.
After Katz, we desperately need this guy.
The bad thing is that after he announce is candidacy, handful of spoilers popped up – no doubt a gift from the developers who want Rikers.
This ploy will definitely take away sorely needed votes.

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Chas

At least it’s not at The waterfront $50 million dollar Library.
I can’t walk up those stairs.
I assume the space is friendly to those with disabilities.

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Harris

Quinn is the only solution. U have a flip flopper job killer who spends more time on his smart phone fat slob that spends tax dollars on useless dog parks rather than helping his elderly constituents. A militant ex-cop who marched with the Latin kings and advocated for cop killers Ah yes then the guy who wants to put the final nails in the coffin of Queens . Be smart Queens. Realize who u are voting .

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MRLIC

Thee FAKE MRLIC wrote the article in support of Jimmy Van Bramer for BP. The only candidate so far looks good is Jim Quinn to me. The others Blah Blah Blah.

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Gardens Watcher

Not the first time that posters’ names have been swiped. Everyone knows MRLIC is not a JVB supporter.

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Should JVB win, a silver lining

Here is a thought. Let JVB win. We get him out as our councilman; suffer through his reign as QBP for the remainder of the year and then oust him in the general election for the full term of QBP. If he doesn’t win…. We have him for another two years. Ughhhh

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Gardens Watcher

No one has the ability to “let JVB win.” It’s going to be a small turnout election, so whoever wins in March goes forward with a big advantage. Sounds like a post from someone who wants to run for his council seat.

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Gardens Watcher

We all know JVB is term limited and no, I’m not worried.

Just seems like a sneaky scheme to encourage votes for JVB to win the QB pres job. Or self-serving for a potential candidate for Council to encourage voters to push JVB out sooner rather than later.

Special elections are not cheap. We already have one to fill Katz’ term. Do we have to endure another one for city council seats?

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Queens United

I nearly spit the milk out of my nose when i saw those flip flops get raised up when JVB spoke during the event. So much shade and cat eye scratching too. All the best to all candidates.

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LIC DIRECT

all the crooks under one roof, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FORMER DA JIM QUINN. See the pensive Jimmy Van Bramer is he the Thinker or Praying?. NO QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENCY FOR YOU JIMMY!!!!!

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