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“On the left is State Senator Emanuel Gold. He was a former state assemblyman (1970-1971) and state senator (1972-1988). Manny lived in Kew Gardens Hills and then in Parker Towers in Forest Hills.
An experienced attorney, he died in 2013. He is known as the author of the Son of Sam Act, which prevents criminals from commercially exploiting their crime.
Next to Manny is the indefatigable Melinda Katz, a Forest Hills resident. She won her seat in an upset in 1994. In 1998 she lost a bid for Congress and found employment in the office of Borough President Claire Schulman.
She took over a City Council position from the term-limited Karen Koslowitz in 2002 and remained in that position until 2013. Her bid to be city Comptroller was a losing cause, but hope springs eternal, and she won the race for Queens Borough President in 2013.
Claire, our first woman borough president, took the seat in 1986 until term limits ended her sojourn in 2002. She is still politically active and feisty.
On the extreme right is Republican state senator Serphin Maltese. He won his seat in 1980, taking over from Marty Knorr. Serph, a valued champion of veteran's rights, lost his position to Joe Addabbo in the 2008 elections.”
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