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WATCH: Candidate Debate in Queens City Council District 24 Special Election


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(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:

 

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by Samar Khurshid, senior reporter, Gotham Gazette
     

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