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Markey launches re-election campaign

By Sarina Trangle

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) launched her re-election bid this weekend while petitioning with Queens Democratic Party Leader U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and supporters at her side.

Markey has branded her quest for a ninth term representing Maspeth, Woodside and parts of Long Island City, Middle Village, Astoria and Sunnyside with the tagline “experience counts.”

In a press release, the assemblywoman noted her seat on the Assembly Ways & Means Committee and role as chairwoman of the chamber’s Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee.

“Over the last three election cycles, I faced the same aggressive opponent who did not agree with my approach to government or community service and my constituents re-elected me each time by very large margins,” she said in a statement. “I don’t believe any other Democrat can be more effective in Albany than me.”

Middle Village accountant Dmytro Fedkowskyj intends to engage Markey in her first primary in more than a decade.

Fedkowskyj’s campaign unveiled endorsements from the New York City Fire Marshals Benevolent Association, Di0strict 24 Community Education Council President Nick Comaianni and District 30 CEC Co-Presidents Jeffrey Guyton and Isaac Carmignani.

Fedkowskyj previously served as the borough president’s appointee to the city Panel for Educational Policy and on the District 24 CEC.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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