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PODCAST: We Talk to Tavo Bortoli, Candidate for the 26th District Council Seat

Tavo Bortoli, candidate for the 26th Council District

Aug. 25, 2020 By Christian Murray

Eleven council members in Queens 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 in next June’s Democratic primaries 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.

Today, we speak to Long Island City resident Tavo Bortoli who is running for the 26th District Council seat currently held by Jimmy Van Bramer.

The 26th Council district covers Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and a portion of Astoria.

If you are running for office and wish to be interviewed, e-mail us at [email protected]

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It seems like quite a few carpetbaggers have been moving to our area and immediately throwing their hats into the ring for what are sometimes high paying political positions. I’m not going to help pay a $150k salary to one who moved here last year and hasn’t paid his dues. Get a staff job with a city agency or a local official, learn the ropes, and get to know the area and it’s challenges. There are people who have lived in our community for 10+ years and are only now attempting to run for office because they now have a thorough understanding of the day-to-day issues we face. I’m actually offended that this guy thinks he’s qualified. Opinions are not the same thing as experience. He doesn’t come off as having fresh ideas, or as knowledge about the community. He just comes off as entitled.


I really appreciate Christian you talking about this Council seat race and offering/interviewing all the various candidates. Great questions.


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