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«NY State Senate District 11 NY State Senate District 19»

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Munir Avery (D)

Leroy Comrie (D, WF)

Malcolm Smith (D)

 


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Munir Avery (D)

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Currently: Estate Attorney and Legal Counsel, Munir Avery Law Firm; Counsel to Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz; Board Member, Blanche Community Progress Day Care Center; Vice President, Adlai Stevenson Regular Democratic Club

Previous Work: Assistant District Attorney, Queens County; Director of Constituent Services, NYC Council Member Diana Reyna

Education: BA, SUNY Albany; JD, Fordham University


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*Source for Munir Avery's issue stances: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire 


Endorsements

Organizations: UNITE HERE Local 100; Alliance of South Asian American Labor; Muslim Democratic Club of New York; Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group

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Leroy Comrie (D, WF)

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Currently: Queens Deputy Borough President

Previous Work: Candidate, Queens Borough President (2013); NYC Council Member, District 27 (2001-2013) (Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman, Land Use Committee); Board Member, Community School Board District 29

Education: Bachelor's Degree, University of Bridgeport, CT


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Endorsements

Organizations: Queens County Democrats; Council of School Supervisors & Administrators Local 1; Working Families Party; Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club; Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500; Communications Workers of America Local 1182; CSA; Mason Tenders; Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1056 and 1179; American Federation of School Administrators; AFL-CIO; Teamsters Joint Council 16; 1199SEIU; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; Empire State Pride Agenda; Public Employees Federation (PEF); Citizens Union; The New York League of Conservation Voters; Transport Union Workers Local 100; NY Daily News

Individuals: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; Joe Crowley, US House of Representatives (NY-14); I. Daneek Miller, NYC Council (D-27); Donovan Richards, NYC Council (D-31); Gregory Meeks, US House of Representatives (NY-5); Rory Lancman, NYC Council (D-24)

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Malcolm Smith (D)

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Record in Office

Currently: NY State Senator for the 14th District (2000-present)

Previous Work: National advance staff for Vice-Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro; City Hall assistant to former Mayor Edward I. Koch; Chief aide to former City Councilman Archie Spigner; Senior aide to former Congressman Floyd H. Flake; Founder of Smith Development Corporation; President of Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica

Education: BS, Fordham University; MBA, Adelphi University


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Endorsements

Organizations: District Council 37

Individuals:  Former Congressman Rev. Roy Flake


Record in Office

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Fraud and Bribery Charges: In April 2013, Smith was arrested by the FBI on federal fraud and bribery charges after allegedly plotting to give money to the NY Republican party in order to get on the GOP ticket for the 2013 Mayor's race. Attempts by Smith to push his trial past the date of the 2014 Democratic Primary were denied by a judge in early March, who decided to hold the trial on June 2nd. Also on trial are former Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vince Tabone and ex-city Councilman Dan Halloran.

 

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