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24th City Council District

by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

Four candidates are vying to replace term-limited Councilman James Gennaro. The eventual winner will be asked to address many quality of life issues, including public safety and sanitation issues, specifically flooding and sewer backup in the district. Former Assemblyman Rory Lancman has a large fundraising edge, almost tripling the amount of money raised by the three other candidates combined. Community activist Andrea Veras will oppose Lancman in the Democratic primary. Two Republican candidates are also running: lawyer Alex Blishteyn will face Mujib Rahman.

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Alexander Blishteyn

Alexander Blishteyn (R)

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Biography: Blishteyn emigrated from the former Soviet Union and has lived in Fresh Meadows for 23 years. He graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo, as well as the University of Miami School of Law. Alex is currently a lawyer.

Rory Lancman

Rory I Lancman (D, WF, I)

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Biography: Lancman was born and raised in Queens attending public schools along the way. He got his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his law degree from Columbia Law school. He was involved in numerous community groups and civic organizations. He has been a state Assembly member for six years.

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Alexander Blishteyn

Alexander Blishteyn (R)

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Biography: Blishteyn emigrated from the former Soviet Union and has lived in Fresh Meadows for 23 years. He graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo, as well as the University of Miami School of Law. Alex is currently a lawyer.

Rory Lancman

Rory I Lancman (D, WF, I)

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Biography: Lancman was born and raised in Queens attending public schools along the way. He got his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his law degree from Columbia Law school. He was involved in numerous community groups and civic organizations. He has been a state Assembly member for six years.

Mujib Rahman

Mujib Rahman (R)

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Biography: None.

 

Andrea Veras

Andrea M. Veras (D)

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Biography: Veras immigrated from the Dominican Republic and has become a community activist and organizer in Queens. She has organized meetings with city and state officials and organized food drives following Hurricane Sandy. She graduated magna cum laude from Queens College and received a master's degree as well.


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