Richard Lee, a candidate for City Council in northeast Queens, has a reputation in city government as a knowledgeable champion for fiscally responsible budgets, both during he time working in the City Council and more recently as budget director in the borough president’s office.
He is accessible, engaging and articulate, and he is our top choice in a district that includes College Point, Whitestone, Douglaston, Bayside and Little Neck.
People who know Lee say he is easy to work with and knows how to get things done within the system, which we believe will allow him to bring more resources to the district.
Austin Shafran is also a good candidate, has the broad support of the labor movement and the Queens Democratic Party, and he is our second choice for the seat.
While Avella has a long career in government, actually held the same seat for eight years, and is known as a fighter for his community, we think it’s time to give someone else a chance.
Lee is our choice in the Democratic Primary.