From the Politicker:
Jerry Iannece, the chairman of Community Board 11 in Queens, is gearing up his campaign as primary season for the State Assembly district he’s seeking fast approaches. Accordingly, he’s rolled out the endorsement of Comptroller John Liu in a press release indicating he’s also hired the Parkside Group to handle at least his communications.
Of course, Mr. Liu’s support is hardly a surprise, as Mr. Iannece has the formal backing of the Queens County Democratic Party, an organization notable for the loyalty it commands among its elected officials.
Although some aspiring politicians may shy away from Mr. Liu, who’s often referred to as “embattled” due to the federal indictment against his campaign treasurer, he remains quite popular in the city’s Chinese-American community. And that’s not a bad get as he campaigns for the demographically diverse seat held by outgoing Assemblyman Rory Lancman.