Jackson Heights, Corona.
GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
Take a look at all the latest results for the November 5, 2002 general
x-Jose R. Peralta (Dem) 5,721 - 74 percent
Charles Gonzales (Rep) 2,020 - 26 percent
- Charles Gonzales (Rep/Con/RTL)
- Jose Peralta (Dem/Lib/Wor)
Isabel Guzman (Dem), 1997 Senior Advocate of the Year,
was named Woman of the Year by the National Conference of
Puerto Rican Women in 1999 and was chosen Latin Woman of the
Year 2000 by El Diario/La Prensa.
Charles Gonzales (Rep/Con/RTL) is a
real estate agent in Forest Hills. He is the past president
of the Jamaica-Central Queens Real Estate Board. Gonzales
has an accounting degree from City University.
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Francisco Moya (Dem) is a community activist and district
leader in Queens. Moya, the Associate Director of Strategic
Planning and Development at Elmhurst Hospital, founded the
Corona Gardens Neighborhood Association and the After-School
Sports Program at St. Leo's School.
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Jose Peralta (Dem/Lib/Wor), a graduate of Queens College,
advocates on behalf of immigrants at the New York City
Central Labor Council. He has worked on a number of
political campaigns, including: Brian McLaughlin for
Assembly, Toby Stavisky for Senate, Alan Hevesi for New York
City Comptroller and Hilary Clinton for United States
Senator. Peralta is a member of the Northside Democratic
Club, the William Jefferson Clinton Club, the Dominican
American Society, Community Board 3 and the Inter-American
Political and Civic Parliament.
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William H. Salgado (click for website) (Dem) attended
Columbia College and Boston College Law School, from which
he received his Juris Doctor in 1984. He is currently in
private practice in Jackson Heights, Queens. Salgado has
served as president of the East Elmhurst Colombia Lions
Club, as well as the Colombian Civic Center, Inc. He was
also a candidate for the seat for Assembly District 34 in
1998. As of 2000, he was vice-president of the Parents'
Association of P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights, president of the
Panamaerican Democratic Association of Queens, and district
leader at large of the Queens County Democratic
7 BILLS IMPORTANT TO NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS THAT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IS LIKELY TO VOTE ON IN THE NEXT TERM:
1. Rent Regulation: The current rent regulation laws expire in June 2003. Supporters of rent regulation hope that the current provisions will be extended for another five years and that the legislature will repeal the provision which deregulates apartments that rent for $2,000 or more a month. The State Assembly passed such a bill this year, but it died in the Senate in the face of opposition from Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. If the Legislature does not take concerted action in June, rent regulation in New York City will end.
2. Commuter Tax: In 1999, when the State Legislature repealed the Commuter Tax, the city's economy was good. Reinstatement of the Commuter Tax is likely to come up again this Spring as the City's economy takes a turn for the worse.
3. School Funding: Even with mayoral control of the school system, more than 40 percent of New York City's school funding comes from Albany. Next year's budget will determine how much money New York City's schools will get from the state.
4. Rockefeller drug laws: New York's drug laws, passed in 1973 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, are among the harshest in the nation. The Democratic-controlled Assembly, Republican-controlled Senate, and the Governor have not been able to agree on how to reform these laws, look for renewed negotiations and new legislation in the next term.
5. Minimum Wage: Currently set at $5.15 an hour, Democrats will likely propose raising the minimum wage to $6.75 an hour, a proposal that failed last year.
6. Sexual Orientation Non Discrimination Act: This has been floating around the New York State Legislature for 30 years, with the Governor's support, it is likely to come up for a vote again next Spring.
7. Campaign Finance Reform: Some 80 organizations have proposed a "Clean Money, Clean Elections" bill for the New York State Legislature. Like the New York City law, it would establish a system under which candidates who comply with limits on campaign spending and contributions would receive public funds for their political campaigns.
PRIMARY ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
- Charles Gonzales (Rep/Con/RTL - Primary Winner)
- Isabel Guzman (Dem)
- Francisco Moya (Dem)
- Jose Peralta (Dem/Lib/Wor - Primary Winner)
- William Salgado (Dem)
Queens voters all but elected the borough's first Hispanic state legislator yesterday, but two white males were winning in districts specifically drawn to benefit minority candidates.
On the nasty meter, the Democratic race for the new Corona Assembly seat is as about as bad as it gets.One candidate, Francisco Moya, says his mother was harassed by workers from a rival campaign. Another, Jose Peralta, says Moya's brother has physically intimidated campaign workers.A third, William Salgado, accused Peralta of being a lackey for labor and Moya of being a spoiler for the county Democratic Party.
An underdog candidate for a new Queens
assembly seat blasted an anonymous hit piece yesterday that
said he had been arrested for bribery, drunken driving and
driving with a suspended license."I have never been arrested
in my life," Francisco Moya said. "These tactics are
despicable and unconscionable."
(New York Daily News)
The new 39th Assembly District in Jackson
Heights-Corona has a dubious distinction: Of the 151
districts in the state, it has the fewest number of voters.
That's because the district, created for Latinos in Queens
to elect their first state representative, is one of the
most heavily immigrant communities in the nation, with many
residents who are not yet citizens.
A candidate for the Assembly seat in the new 39th
District is urging locals to register to vote before today's state
primary election deadline.Jose Peralta joined local Latino leaders this
week to register voters as he set his sights on representing the people
of Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst.
(New York Daily News)