Special election for Queens Borough President has been cancelled

By Loulou Chryssides

The special election for Queens Borough President has been cancelled, as announced in an executive order signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Initially, the special election had been scheduled on March 24th to determine who would replace now Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. The election was postponed to June 23rd due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Voters will determine who will fill the seat of Queens Borough President, as well as State Assembly and State Senator, at the general election on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Current acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee will continue to fulfill the role of Borough President through the end of this year, with the winner of November’s election acting as Queens Borough President for a 12-month term beginning in January 2021.

Candidates for Queens Borough President are are City Council Member Costa Constantinides, former member of City Council Elizabeth Crowley, retired NYPD Sergeant Anthony Miranda, former Queens ADA Jim Quinn, City Council Member Donovan Richards, and corporate executive Dao Yin.

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