Jan. 15, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Queens residents will have plenty of candidates to choose from with they vote for next borough president on March 24— with a whopping eight names to appear on the ballot.
Candidates had to file at least 2,000 signatures before 11:59 p.m. Jan. 14 in order to secure a spot on the ballot. The candidates are looking to replace Melinda Katz who resigned at the beginning of the year to become Queens District Attorney.
All six previously known candidates — Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer, Costa Constantinides, Donovan Richards; former Council Member Elizabeth Crowley; former Assistant District Attorney Jim Quinn and police reform advocate Anthony Miranda — got the necessary signatures to run in the election.
Three new names also appeared on the Board of Elections filings. William Kregler, Danniel Maio and Dao Yin filed more than 2,000 signatures as well.
However, Kregler — a Republican who ran for Borough President against Melinda Katz in 2017 — notified the Board that he has terminated all campaign activity, according to the filing.
The winning candidate will serve the remainder of Katz’s term through the end of the year and a general election for the position will take place in November.