Election Day 2009 might not have the same pizzazz as the historic 2008 Election, but don’t tell that to two Queens City Council candidates in the 30th District.
Incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Crowley turned up at P.S. 113 in Glendale to vote on Tuesday afternoon while her opponent Republican Tom Ognibene cast his vote early that morning at P.S. 49 in Middle Village.
Joined by her two sons, Dennis and Owen, Crowley greeted supporters on her way in and credited the balmy November weather for helping to get voters out of the house and into the booth. It was just one stop on her Election Day tour of polling sites.
“We’re lucky the weather is so nice,” said Crowley. “The people of the community are coming out to vote.”
Meanwhile, Ognibene cast his vote with wife Margaret earlier Tuesday morning. After voting, he visited other polling sites and said that his campaign will monitor how turnout is looking.
“There’s a reasonable turnout,” said Ognibene. “So far things have been going reasonably well.”
Both campaigns will try to bring out their supporters for the usual nighttime rush, and both remain confident.
“I feel good,” said Crowley. “I believe voters want me to continue to work for them.”