Mr. Van Bramer is a Democratic state Committeeman who has worked for the Queens Public Library for more than a decade.
“It’s not at all too early to start campaigning,” said Mr. Van Bramer, who is also president of the West Queens Independent Democratic Club and a co-founder of Queens Pride House, a center for the borough’s gay population.
Deirdre A. Feerick, a lawyer for the City Council and a candidate for the Council seat, held a fund-raising breakfast on Sunday, asking for guests for a $10 contribution and a coat, which was to be donated for a shelter for homeless veterans in the district.
Among the other candidates in the race are David J. Rosasco, who is a member of Community Board 2 and president of Nichibei Translations, a Japanese translation business; and Brent M. O’Leary, a legal compliance office for Bloomberg L.P.
Candidates Gear Up for Queens Council Race
Number one opposes landmarking of the Elmhurst Library and number 2 opposed landmarking of Sunnyside Gardens, where number one lives. Number 4 is attached to Bloomberg. In other words: same crap, different names. The country votes for change but Queens asks for the same old shit.
Speaking of which, what is that boy up to lately?
City Councilman Eric Gioia wants Jumbotrons erected in Central Park for all those New Yorkers who can’t score a ticket or get to Washington D.C. to celebrate Barack Obama’s inauguration in January.
Gioia, speaking with me after Ray Kelly’s testimony, said if the city can’t pay for it, the cost could be borne by private funding.
Excellent! This really helps your constituency, Doorman. You deserve to be our advocate.