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«NY State Senate District 34 NY State Senate District 14»

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Tony Avella (D)

John Liu (D)

Paul Gilman (G)


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Tony Avella (D)

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Currently: NYS Senator for the 11th District (2010-Present)

Previous Work: City Council (D-19) (2002-2009)

Education: BA, Hunter College-CUNY


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Organizations: New York League of Conservation Voters; Communications Workers of America; Service Employees International Union 1199; International Union of Elevator Constructors; Plumbers Union Local 1; Retail Workers Union; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; Independent Democratic Conference; Uniformed Firefighters Association of NYC; Empire State Pride Agenda; The Patrolmens Benevolent Association; Sergeants Benevolent Association; Sierra Club; Citizens Union; The Queens Ledger/Queens Examiner; Local 246 SEIU Automotive/Mechanical; Motor Vehicle Operations Union Local 983; Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors – Local 2507, FDNY; Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent Association, FDNY; New York State Troopers; Council of Administrators and Supervisors; Nassau County Sheriff's Correction Officer Benevolent Association; Public Employees Federation; New York State Supreme Court Officers; New York State Nurses Association; Clean Up Jamaica; NYS Nurses Association; NY Daily News

Individuals: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Congressman Steve Israel


Record in Office

NYS Senate Committee Assignments: Chair, Social Services Committee; Vice-Chair, Environmental Conservation Committee; Member  of the Transportation, Education, Codes, Housing, NYC Education, Insurance, Judiciary and Banks Committees

NYC Council Committee Assignments: Chair, Zoning and Franchises Committee

Independent Democratic Conference Membership:

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John Liu (D)


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Currently: Adjunct Professor, Baruch College-CUNY

Previous Work: Candidate, NYC Mayor (2013); Comptroller, (2010-2013); NY City Council (D-20) (2002-2010)

Education: BS, SUNY Binghamton


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Organizations: Queens County Democrats; Village Independent Democrats; Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC); NYC Coalition of Operating Engineers; United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1500; IBEW Local 3; NYC School Prinicipals and Administrators; United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of Amerca (UAW) Region 9A; International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 1; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3; NY Machinists Union; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 46; Daily Kos; NY Communities for Change; NY Daily News; Te94pxts PAC; Steamfitters Local 638; Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York and Long Island; National Organization for Women PAC; Teamsters Joint Council 16; People for Quality Education; New York Times; Queens Tribune; Queens Courier; Queens Times; Queens Gazette; New York CaribNews; Queens-Politics; The New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board, the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board and the New York-New Jersey Regional Joint Board of Workers United SEIU

Individuals: NYS Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (D-65), Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Congresswoman Grace Meng; Congressman Joseph Crowley; Congressman Gregory Meeks; Former Congressman Gary Ackerman; State Senator Liz Krueger; Candidate for Lieute94pxt Governor Tim Wu; 


Record in Office

NYC Comptroller:

NYC Council Committee Assignments: Chair, Transportation Committee; Member, Education, Consumer Affairs, Health, Land Use, Contracts, Oversight & Investigations, and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Committees

NYC Council Caucus Membership: Black, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus

Disqualification of Mayoral Campaign: Liu associates were convicted for illegally eliciting donations during Liu's mayoral bid. No charges were brought against Liu himself. Liu appealed on the grounds of personal damages to his repuation and career prospects. The court has not yet made a decision.

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Paul Gilman (G)

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Candidates' statements taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted.

 



For more on this race:

Rebellion vs. Redemption: Candidates with Something to Prove — Including What It Means to Be a Democrat, Brigid Bergin, WNYC, September 8, 2014