Aug. 31, 2020 By Christian Murray
Several candidates will be running in next June’s Democratic primary for the 29th District Council seat currently held by Karen Koslowitz.
Today, we speak to Eliseo Labayen who is one of those candidates vying for the seat that covers Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park.
Other candidates who are expected to run for the seat include Evan Boccardi, Sharon Levy, Lynn Schulman and Edwin Wong.
The city council will be under significant change in 2022 due to term limits.
Eleven council members in Queens–including Koslowitz–will be forced to step down at the end of next year due to term limits.
Many candidates have already come forward looking to replace them, and will be competing for those spots.
In Queens, only four council members — Barry Grodenchik, Adrienne Adams, Robert Holden and Francisco Moya — are eligible for another term. They too will be facing challengers.
We plan to speak to as many candidates running for office in Queens as possible from now through to the primaries.
If you are running for office and would like to be interviewed, e-mail us at [email protected]