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Sunnyside post: State Sen. John Liu Endorses Julie Won for District 26 Council Seat

Queens State Sen. John Liu has endorsed Julie Won in the crowded District 26 Council race.

Won, a tech consultant and Queens Community Board 2 member, is one about 20 candidates running for the seat representing Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and parts of Astoria.

Liu said he was thrilled to support Won’s candidacy and called her a tireless advocate for working and immigrant communities.

“Now more than ever, New Yorkers need leaders like Julie who can build coalitions to realize a just and fair recovery for all,” Liu said in a statement. “I am energized by her campaign, and look forward to working with Julie to save our small businesses, solve our affordable housing crisis, and invest in our public education system. I wholeheartedly endorse Julie Won in her campaign for City Council.”

Before becoming a state senator, Liu was the first Asian American to be elected to the New York City Council in 2001, as well as the first Asian American elected to a citywide office as Comptroller in 2009.

Won would be the first Korean American to serve on the City Council if elected, according to her campaign. Liu hails from Taiwan.


Read full article here: https://sunnysidepost.com/state-sen-john-liu-endorses-julie-won-for-district-26-council-seat


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