(l-r) top: Samar Khurshid, David Brand, Soma Syed; middle: Dilip Nath, James Gennaro, Deepti Sharma; bottom: Neeta Jain, Moumita Ahmed
Six candidates running in the special election for City Council District 24 in eastern Queens met for a debate on January 26 hosted by Gotham Gazette, Queens Eagle, and Citizens Union Foundation. The special election to replace Rory Lancman, who stepped down to take a position in the Cuomo administration, is ongoing, with early voting January 23-31 and election day on February 2.
Participating candidates were Soma Syed; Dilip Nath; James Gennaro; Deepti Sharma; Neeta Jain; and Moumita Ahmed. Samar Khurshid of Gotham Gazette and David Brand of the Queens Eagle moderated.
Watch the debate:
by Samar Khurshid, senior reporter, Gotham Gazette