The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn reinstated Republican Peter Koo as a state Senate candidate Wednesday, less than a week after a judge tossed him off the ballot and questioned his credibility as a witness.
In a 5-0 decision, the Appellate Court ruled that Koo's candidacy was valid and said that State Supreme Court Justice James P. Dollard had unjustly removed the Flushing businessman from the ballot Aug. 14 in his bid to unseat incumbent Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone).
The judges determined that since Koo paid more than $24,000 in New York City resident income taxes in 2007, his driver's license has listed his residence as 133-24 41st Ave. in Flushing since August 2007 and he has been registered to vote at that residence since at least May 2007 that he is qualified to run against Stavisky in November.
Koo back on the ballot in State Senate race
Sources say Toby's not happy: