As long as they bother to vote for themselves, 15 Queens elected officials have no reason to worry about being re-elected on Election Day — because they have no opposition.
The unchallenged lawmakers — all of whom are Democrats — includes a member of Congress, three state senators and 11 Assembly members. With such a high number, there’s a good chance that one of the uncontested races will be on your ballot when you vote in Queens on Nov. 6 — although the majority of the opponent-less incumbents are located in southeast Queens.
Even so, voters in the uncontested races could always write in a candidate of their choice. Space for write-in candidates are located on the right of the paper ballot; you must neatly write the name and fill in the circle within the box in order for the write-in vote to be counted.
The unchallenged incumbents — some of whom are also running on third-party lines — are as follows:
- Congressman Gregory Meeks of the Fifth Congressional District, which covers almost all of southeast Queens.
- State Senator James Sanders of the 10th Senatorial District, which includes South Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Rosedale, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens and most of the Rockaways.
- State Senator Michael Gianaris of the 12th Senatorial District, which covers all or parts of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Glendale, Woodhaven and Ridgewood.
- State Senator Leroy Comrie of the 14th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Jamaica, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Hollis, St. Albans, Laurelton, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Hillcrest and Kew Gardens.
- Assemblyman David Weprin of the 24th Assembly District, which includes areas of Richmond Hill, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Hollis Hills, Oakland Gardens, Bellerose and Glen Oaks.
- Assemblywoman Nily Rozic of the 25th Assembly District, which covers all or parts of Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Auburndale, Bayside, Oakland Gardens and Douglaston.
- Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal of the 27th Assembly District, which includes parts of College Point, Whitestone, Flushing, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok and Briarwood.
- Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman of the 29th Assembly District, which includes much of Jamaica, Jamaica Hills, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Laurelton and Rosedale.
- Assemblywoman Michele Titus of the 31st Assembly District, which covers all or parts of Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, and the eastern Rockaways.
- Assemblywoman Vivian Cook of the 32nd Assembly District, which includes parts of Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale and Rochdale Village.
- Assemblyman Michael DenDekker of the 34th Assembly District, which covers parts of Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside.
- Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry of the 35th Assembly District, which includes parts of Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.
- Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas of the 36th Assembly District, which covers parts of Astoria and Long Island City.
- Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan of the 37th Assembly District, which includes areas of Astoria, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village and Ridgewood.
- Assemblyman Mike Miller of the 38th Assembly District, which includes all or parts of Ridgewood, Glendale, Woodhaven and Ozone Park.