QUEENS, NY — Queens is home to a large population of Haitian immigrants. This election cycle, there are several competitive races for State Assembly and State Senate. Voices of NY featured election coverage from The Queens Courier and The Queens Tribune.
Some notable races include: Haitian-American Clyde Varnel’s challenge to Assemblywoman Barabara Clark in District 33 (Varnel mounted an unsuccessful bid against against Clark in 2010 and Councilman Leroy G. Comrie Jr. in 2009); Etienne Adorno’s strong ground game to unseat Assemblyman Mike Miller in District 38; and the five-person race in Flushing’s District 40.
Voices’ full list of races-to-watch notes:
The Queens Courier provides a handy guide to several of the races happening in the city’s most diverse borough, including roundups of races in Assembly District 25, Senate District 10, Senate District 15 and Senate District 16. The paper offers short biographies and the platforms of each candidate running.