The City Council seat in the 22nd District covering Astoria and Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights has a half-dozen candidates running in the Democratic Primary.
Accessibility is a key issue for us. We had concerns with how accessible and responsive she would be if elected, but our concerns were short lived, as she discussed her passion on issues like health and public safety.
If she can field the district’s needs the way she handled the softball on Sunday at Elmjack Little League field, we’ll be okay.
It is quite rare for a new member of City Council to make an immediate impact. We see her as long-term political figure that represents this generation. We already have heard some scuttlebutt that she will make a bid for speaker if she wins.
Trying to win a leadership role in the City Council might be a handicap for her if she has to juggle a progressive agenda while trying to focus on constituents in the district. If she takes on too much, it won’t be good.
But the community does have a better chance of being relevant if Tiffany Caban wins.
Evie Hantzopoulos is a well known candidate as a member on the community board. However, her opposition to any kind of development in the district is a non-starter for us.