2013-05-17 / Front Page

Lew Is Running

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon will challenge Republican Eric Ulrich for a city council seat in November. “We need leadership. I didn’t see any leadership after the storm. And I still don’t see any leadership. People of Rockaway and Howard Beach, all we get is lip service” Simon said.

Simon made the announcement at the Good Government Democratic Club on Thursday evening. “I lost everything after the storm and I thought long and hard about whether to run or not. But I care too much about this place to do nothing. We need someone who will really fight for Rockaway. Especially now.”

Simon said he’ll be getting the backing of Queens County democrats and says Ulrich doesn’t seem interested in the job. “If he wanted to be a City Councilman he wouldn’t have run for State Senate last November. He’s more interested in getting power within the local Republican party.”

Simon ran for the seat in 2009 but had several challengers within his own party. This time, it looks like Simon has the democratic side to himself.

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