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PODCAST: We Speak to Ben Guttmann, Candidate for the 26th District Council Seat

Oct. 14, 2020 By Christian Murray

Many candidates will be running in next June’s Democratic primary for the 26th District Council seat currently held by Jimmy Van Bramer.

Today, we speak to Ben Guttmann who is one of those candidates vying for the seat that covers Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and a portion of Astoria.

The city council will be under significant change in 2022 due to term limits.

Eleven council members in Queens–including Van Bramer–will be forced to step down at the end of next year due to term limits.

Many candidates have already come forward looking to replace them, and will be competing for those spots.

In Queens, only four council members — Barry Grodenchik, Adrienne Adams, Robert Holden and Francisco Moya — are eligible for another term. They too will be facing challengers.

We plan to speak to as many candidates running for office in Queens as possible from now through to the primaries. For a list of candidates, click here.

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