Hooks: Will Not Challenge Petitions
Council Candidate David R. Hooks, Jr., who has gathered 2,500 signatures towards getting on the ballot in the Democratic Primary on September 13, has announced that he will not challenge the signatures collected by his opponent, incumbent Councilman James Sanders, Jr. Although Sanders submitted 4,000 signatures to the Board of Elections, the Hooks campaign believes that more than 2,500 may be invalid. Candidates for the City Council need 900 valid signatures to get on the ballot.
Said Council Candidate David Hooks: “One of the most important benefits that come with the support of the Queens County Democratic Organization is the help you receive getting on the ballot. However, I don’t intend to challenge the Councilman’s signatures or try to tie his campaign up at the Board of Elections or in court. I believe that I can win at the voting booth on September 13.0”
By rule, the Hooks campaign has until midnight to challenge Sander’s petitions.