Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This is news?
From City and State:
Evan Stavisky and Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky are husband and wife. He is a well-known political consultant in Queens; she is the head of the Rockland County Democratic party. When they attend the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina in September, they will represent districts an hour’s drive apart.
Their dual lives have led to grumbling among Queens Democrats and questions about the state’s porous residency laws. But Evan Stavisky says the arrangement is proper, if convoluted, as he remains as devoted to his native Queens as his wife is to her native Rockland.
Still, even though his drivers license gives a Queens address, some of his neighbors there say he is a scarce presence. “He’s rarely ever home,” one said.
What complicates the picture are Evan Stavisky’s dual roles as a Democratic district leader and a consultant with the Parkside Group, which represents some of the county’s leading candidates—including his mother, Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, who has paid Parkside more than $440,000 over her career.
Democratic operatives claim Evan Stavisky keeps the Queens home in part to maintain his position as district leader, giving him a vote in picking local candidates and access to potential Parkside clients – accusations he angrily denies.
How funny is it that they credited this website for the photo when I quite clearly credited City Hall News - the paper that City and State used to be - for the photo back when I used it on the site? Evan's Flushing apartment is not the only place where the light's on but no one's home.