Election Guide: City Council District 20

Four candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 20 seat, which represents Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Auburndale and Whitestone.

Evergreen Chou

Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou has served as the state committee member for the 22nd Assembly District. He campaigned on addressing the gentrification of Flushing and its lack of affordable housing.

Martha Flores-Vazquez

Democrat Martha Flores-Vazquez recently ran for Flushing’s state Assembly seat in 2012 and has been a longtime fighter for political causes, basing her campaign on getting more resources to northeast Queens.

Peter Koo

Democratic incumbent and Flushing native Peter Koo was elected to the City Council in 2009 and has served on various committees, including Aging, Land Use, Small Business, and Transportation and Youth Services.

Sunny Hahn

Republican Sunny Hahn, a retired city Human Right Commission specialist and one-time staffer of former state Sen. Frank Padavan, is running to combat what she called out-of-control development in Flushing.

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