16 NOVEMBER 3, 2016 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM CAMPAIGN 2016 Queens voters will get their say on Election Day BY ROBERT POZARYCKI RPOZARYCKI@RIDGEWOODTIMES.COM @ROBBPOZ Everyone’s talking about the presidential race as Election Day nears, but Queens voters will have to also decide this Tuesday, Nov. 8, who they want to represent them on Capitol Hill and in the state Legislature. All seats in the House of Representatives, the state Assembly and the state Senate are up for grabs this Tuesday; New Yorkers will also elect a U.S. Senator, as incumbent Democratic Senator Charles Schumer is being challenged by Republican nominee Wendy Long. Polls will be open on Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; for more information on where to vote, visit www.voting.nyc. Here’s a rundown of the legislative contests in the Ridgewood Times’ coverage area: CONGRESS Sixth Congressional District: Congresswoman Grace Meng is seeking her third term on Capitol Hill; the Democrat is being challenged by Republican Danniel Maio, a cartographer from Forest Hills. The Sixth District covers much of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village and extends into eastern Queens. Seventh Congressional District: Southern areas of Ridgewood and Glendale are part of the Seventh District that extends into Brooklyn and Manhattan. Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who has held the seat since 1992, is facing Republican nominee Allan E. Romaguera, banker and businessman from Brooklyn. STATE SENATE 12th Senatorial District: State Senator Michael Gianaris, the Democratic incumbent, is facing a challenge from Republican veterans advocate Marvin Jeff coat of Woodside for the right to represent the 12th District encompassing much of western Queens, including areas of Ridgewood and Glendale near the Brooklyn/Queens border. 15th Senatorial District: State Senator Joe Addabbo, the Democratic incumbent, is seeking a fi ft h term in offi ce against Republican challenger Michael Conigliaro of Rego Park. Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the western Rockaways are all neighborhoods within the 15th District. 16th Senatorial District: Seeking her ninth full term in Albany, Democratic state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky is squaring off against Republican District Leader Carlos Giron of Woodside. The 16th District stretches out across central and eastern Queens and includes slivers of Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park and Woodside. ASSEMBLY 30th Assembly District: Democratic attorney Brian Barnwell of Woodside and Republican businessman Tony Nunziato of Maspeth are squaring off for the right to succeed the outgoing Assemblywoman Margaret Markey as representative of the 30th District, which covers much of Astoria, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Sunnyside and Woodside. Barnwell defeated Markey in the September Democratic primary. 38th Assembly District: Democratic Assemblyman Mike Miller is seeking his fourth full term in offi ce against Republican Joseph Maldonado, a retired Sanitation Department supervisor from Ozone Park. The 38th District includes Woodhaven and much of Ozone Park and Richmond Hill. Two local Assembly members are running unopposed: Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi of the 28th District (parts of Forest Hills, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park, Richmond Hill and Ridgewood) and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan of the 37th District (areas of Astoria, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Sunnyside and Woodside).
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