From the Times Ledger:
Corey Bearak, the former campaign manager for state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), said he resigned as president of the Queens Civic Congress last week in order to spend more time on his career and with his family, but Weprin’s former opponent contends community leaders irate over his decision to send out a campaign mailing with an image of a swastika prompted him to leave.
“There were people threatening to pull their civics from the congress unless Corey resigned,” said Bob Friedrich, who ran against Weprin on the Republican line in the special election last week. “I received numerous e-mails from numerous civic leaders telling me how offended they were by the piece. There were a lot of e-mails going back and forth demanding Corey’s resignation.”
Bearak, however, said he had planned for months to resign from the Queens Civic Congress, where he had served as president for more than two years. He had recently begun his third term at the organization.
Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association President Patricia Dolan is now the QCC’s president.