Rory Lancman

Tim Boxer At Rory Lancman Swearing In

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Rory Lancman, who represented Queens in the New York State Assembly for 16 years, recalls the day he was schlepping grocery bags out of the car at his house. At that moment U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer rolls by on his bicycle.

New York City Council member Rory Lancman and wife Morgan at his swearing in. Tim Boxer

Jeffries Easily Beats Barron In Brooklyn House Primary; Meng Tapped To Succeed Ackerman


Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries soundly defeated controversial Israel critic Charles Barron, a city councilman, in the primary race to succeed Rep. Ed Towns in Brooklyn Tuesday night.

Hakeem Jeffries

Will Next 9th District Race Again Hinge On Israel?

Democrat Lancman to push economic issues in bid to upend GOP’s Turner in area’s most Jewish congressional district.

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Will Assemblyman Rory Lancman be the Democrat who can recapture New York’s once-safe 9th District from the Republicans? Or will he be the latest Queens Jewish politician to fall to formidable freshman Bob Turner?

In a way, the nascent race in the Brooklyn-Queens district vacated last year by Anthony Weiner and won by Turner in a special election may be a mirror of the presidential election as far as the Jewish vote is concerned.

Assemblyman Rory Lancman, left, is exploring a run against freshman Republican Rep. Bob Turner.
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