From the New York Green Party:
From Queens Campaigner:
If there was any district in New York City where a Green Party candidate, independent of the political machine system, had the potential to get elected, it is in Astoria’s 22nd District, Lynne Serpe said.
The environmental activist threw her name into the race to replace outgoing City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), along with several other major party candidates like Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides, Democrat John Ciafone, Conservative and Independence candidate Danielle De Stefano, Democrat Constantino “Gus” Prentzas and former New York Young Republican Club President Daniel Peterson.
The winner will go on to represent the 22nd District, which includes Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights.
“Here in New York City, we are effectively a one-party town,” Serpe said. “But Council District 22 is diverse and I feel people here are open to the idea of another party and to a new kind of politics.” Continue Reading
In an article at Your Nabe.com, writer Nathan Duke covers the only debate between Peter Vallone Jr., incumbent Democratic City Councilperson from Astoria, NYC, Green Party challanger Lynne Serrpe, and Populist Party nominee Jerry Kahn.
The three candidates answered anonymous questions from audience members at Astoria’s Riccardo’s by the Bridge in the mostly cordial debate. Vallone, who was first elected in 2001, touted his record in the Council, while Serpe emphasized environmental issues and Kann pushed for higher taxes on the city’s wealthier residents.
Zwire.com has a fairly indepth review of each of the three candidates.
The candidate (Serpe) has raised about $100,000 including matching funds, only a few thousand less than Vallone
Campaign Manager for David Cobb’s 2004 Green Party presidential bid, Lynne Serpe has announced she is running for NYC City Council representing the Astoria area. Serpe is the Former Deputy Director, Political Reform Program, New America Foundation , and had a column published in the LA Times co-written with Steven Hill.
Serpe and Robyn Sklar Nelson operate Triple R Events, which they describe as
monthly green events in LIC/Astoria that are fun and educational, not boring and preachy.
Serpe’s campaign will kick off:
Saturday, May 16th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boomerang Cafe & Lounge
36-11 30th Avenue, Astoria
N/W to 30th Avenue, walk five blocks east
R to Steinway, walk 2 avenues north to 30th Avenue and three blocks west.