Author: Ryan James Gidusrki

New Year, New Meeting

Sorry for not updating the site in a while, the recent holidays and the loss of our club president Tom Ognibene in the fall set me back.

That being said 2016 gives us a fresh start including a new club meeting at a new location and time.

Date and Time: January 19, 2016 at 7:30PM

Location: Bridies Bar & Grill, 63-28 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park 11374

Topics: Club elections, plans for the new year, and the presidential primaries.

All are welcomed!

Congratulations to Queens GOP Chairman Bob Turner

Bob Turner was officially named Chairman of the Queens County GOP last week by Chairman Ed Cox.

It was an exciting event with people from both factions of the county fight coming together to celebrate.  The long-held GOP Civil War is now over.

The Middle Village Republican Club congratulates the Congressman and offers him our support as we look to build the party in Queens County.

City fighting illegal home conversions

This has been a long time coming… Illegal home conversions have devastated the quality of life here in Queens.

The new bill would put heavier fines on home owners who illegally convert their homes for multiple families.  It’s a good start.

Thank you to Senator Marty Golden who is leading this charge up in Albany.  Too bad our own Senator Joe Addabbo hasn’t taken a similar lead.

Shelly Silver Arrested

After two decades as Speaker of the Assembly, the scandal and corruption-ridden Sheldon Silver has been arrested.

New York Magazine has a wonder article on the many scandals of Sheldon Silver. Hopefully future arrests will come and we will be able to clean Albany and our state can start fresh.

Here is the link to the New York Magazine article.

Here is the list of Speaker Silver’s indictments

Assembly Democrats Shame New York

Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver has been re-installed as Speaker for another term by Assembly Democrats. The only no vote came from racist Brooklyn Democrat Charles Barron.

His near unanimous support from Assembly Democrats comes in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. This is the same Speaker who used tax dollars to silence women who were sexually harassed by Assembly Democrats.

The Speaker’s most recent scandal comes from a federal investigation question whether Silver received secret income for years from a downtown tax law firm, Goldberg & Iryami, never reported on his financial disclosure statements. The firm represented many clients over the years that benefited from tax breaks approved by the State Assembly.

Shame on our local Assembly Members: Marge Markey, Andrew Hevesi, Mike Miller, and Cathy Nolan for disgracing New York with their support for Speaker Silver who continues to abuse his power.

Election Results

On behalf of the Middle Village Republican Club, we need to thank Michael Conigliaro for his very strong run for the NY State Senate. Mr. Conigliaro won the areas of Southern Maspeth, Middle Village, and Glendale by more than 1,000 votes. Taking the area 4,210 votes to 3,184, winning 57% of the vote.

 

In only 9 weeks he showed that our district is still winnable. Below is a map that breaks the district ED by ED.

state senate results