Tag: Gregory Meeks

Long Island Reps Plan to Phone-In Their Town Hall Meetings

While Republican lawmakers have been the focus of passionate town hall events in recent days, there appears to be an appetite for such meetings across the political spectrum.

Suozzi Wins Israel’s Vacant Seat, LI’s Congressional Incumbents Re-elected

Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi defeated New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury) in the most closely watched Congressional race on Long Island Tuesday night, winning the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington).

Throne-Holst Beats Calone in East End Congressional Primary

Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst won the June 28 Democratic congressional primary against venture capitalist David Calone by a 319-vote margin Friday after all the paper ballots were counted, officials said. Throne-Holst will go on to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in the November elections. That race is for New York’s First Congressional District, which includes the five East End towns and the Town of Brookhaven. Throne-Holst had a 29-vote lead that was too close to call on primary night.

Suozzi, Meeks Win Long Island Primaries; East End Race Too Close...

Ex-Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) won Long Island Democratic congressional primaries Tuesday, but a third local race was too close to call, according to unofficial results. Suozzi decalred victory with 36 percent of the vote in the crowded field of five Democrats seeking to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who’s not seeking re-election. Meeks, who represents part of Nassau County, easily fended off Democratic challenger Ali Mirza, a publicist and county worker. But former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst had a slim 29-vote lead over opponent David Calone, a former federal prosecutor turned venture capitalist.

Long Island Congressional Primary Voters Guide 2016

Voters who are registered Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who wins their party line in three Long Island Congressional primary elections on Tuesday, June 28. What follows is a voters’ guide profiling each of LI’s nine Democratic Congressional primary candidates.

Rep. Steve Israel Won’t Run for Re-election, Setting Off Race to...

The veteran Long Island Democrat leaves after eight terms in Congress and now the race is on to succeed him.

LI Congressional Delegation Split on Whether to Back Obama on Controversial...

The largest trade agreement ever negotiated in the world, whose details are being kept secret, is coming up for a key vote Friday afternoon that has split LI's Representatives but not along traditional party lines.

Long Island Reps Back Bill to End NSA Bulk Collection

The vote come nearly two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance at home and abroad by the surveillance agency.

Nuclear Talks With Iran Have Long Island’s Congressional Delegation Crossing Party...

Many are concerned about where these negotiations are headed, considering a preliminary agreement is supposed to be reached by Tuesday, March 31.

Favorites Win Long Island Congressional Primaries

Democratic and Republican party nominees won their spot on November ballots in five Long Island congressional primary races Tuesday.