The Weprin Seat
January 11th, 2010

The Weprin family game of musical chairs in eastern Queens moved to its next round today as the Queens Democratic Party unanimously nominated David Weprin for the seat from the 24th Assembly District. That post became vacant when Weprin’s brother Mark won election to David’s City Council seat in November.

David had declined to seek re-election to the council in order to run for city comptroller, but lost that race to John Liu. In a statement, David Weprin said his decision not to try to run for a third council term reflected his desire to remain “true to my avid opposition to the relaxation of term limits.

Assuming David Weprin wins the special election on Feb. 9 — probably a pretty safe bet — the Weprins will continue to hold a seat that has been theirs since 1971 when David and Mark’s father, Saul, was elected to the post. Upon his death in 1994, Mark got the nod from the party and the district’s voters.

By on January 11, 2010, 3:49 pm
In category: Albany,Electoral Politics,Eye on Albany | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “The Weprin Seat”

  1. stan Says:
    January 12th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Any different than the Crowley family in Western Queens–whom you never write about? Joe Crowley is THE GODFATHER of Queens’s own modern Tammany Hall. The Weprins have NOTHING on him.

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