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AYR: 52nd AD District Leader Race Goes Blackwhite

Atlantic Yards Report looks at the area district leader races and asserts that some in the battle for the 52nd district leader post seem to be using Newspeak:

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Guest Blog: Hope Reichbach, Candidate for District Leader 52nd AD

After months of campaigning and with Election Day fast approaching, I would like to take the opportunity to thank so many of you for opening your doors and sharing your time with me throughout my grassroots campaign for Female District Leader. I’ve run a positive door-to-door campaign. Over the last several weeks, Jo Anne Simon’s […]

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First Day of School at P.S. 8 Draws Politicos

The first day of school at P.S. 8 yesterday drew many local candidates who know the power of the pre-teen vote. Or somethin’. In attendance yesterday were our man in the NYS Senate Daniel Squadron, Democratic district leader candidates Jesse Strauss and Steve Williamson as well as Democrat/P.S. 8 parent Doug Biviano who is challenging […]

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Primary Election Coming Tuesday

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: 1) Tuesday, September 14th, is Primary Day. Everyone who lives in Brooklyn Heights should vote! The welfare of our neighborhood rests with an active and aware citizenry because our elected representatives feel more accountable to the communities who vote in the greatest numbers. If you need help locating […]

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Crain’s: Complaint Filed Against Hope’s Dad in District Race

The race for the Democratic 52nd Assembly district leader just got a little more interesting. Crain’s NY Insider reports that a formal complaint has been filed against Supreme Court Judge Gus Reichbach claiming that he has “participated” in his daughter Hope Reichbach’s campaign against incumbent Jo Anne Simon.

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Guest Blog: Jo Anne Simon, District Leader 52nd AD

In 2004, I was elected the Female Democratic District Leader/State Committeewoman in the 52nd Assembly District. I am grateful to have had the strong support of our Assemblywoman, Joan Millman. Now, as I run for re-election and knock on doors and talk to voters I am often asked “why should I care about these unpaid […]

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Better Late Than Never? Biviano Files Campaign Finance Report

On the comment thread following the profile of State Assembly aspirant and Heights resident Doug Biviano that we published last week, reader John Thomas Longo noted that Biviano was delinquent in filing campaign finance disclosure reports. We have now been provided with a copy of his 32 day pre-primary report, which was just filed (the […]

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District Leader Races: Why They Matter

If you’re registered to vote as a Democrat and show up at the polls on September 14 (a week from this Tuesday) to vote in the primary election, you’ll find several races on the ballot. The one that has gotten the most attention in the form of TV and other advertising and press coverage is […]

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Brooklyn Heights People: Doug Biviano

Ask State Assembly Candidate Doug Biviano about himself, and the first thing he’ll say is he’s a P.S. 8 parent who was born and raised in Brooklyn. Then, almost as if to prove it, he’ll ask the waitress at Heights Café to bring him a Brooklyn Brewery beer.

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Squeezing Out Sparks: Biviano Debates Millman

News Corp’s Community Newspaper Group (the Brooklyn Paper, Courier-Life) hosted a debate last week between the two candidates squaring off for the Democratic nomination in the 52nd NYS Assembly District.   Incumbent Joan Millman and challenger/ Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano discussed many local issues, but one topic appears to be gaining traction (operative word: […]

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