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Ron Kim Endorses Two Candidates for the Flushing City Council Seat

City Council Candidates Ellen Young and John Choe

April 26, 2021 By Ryan Songalia

Assembly Member Ron Kim is endorsing two candidates for the Flushing city council seat currently represented by term-limited Peter Koo.

The progressive assembly member has endorsed John Choe, the executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, and former Assembly member Ellen Young in the Democratic primary for District 20, which includes downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill.

Voters can choose up to 5 candidates in New York City races with ranked choice voting. Kim has not revealed which one of the two endorsements would be his top pick.

“John Choe is a courageous community activist, colleague, and a strong voice for progress in Flushing,” said Kim, who previously worked alongside Choe in then-city council member John Liu’s office.

“His work to change our neighborhoods for the better through nonprofit organizations he founded and led, such as the Flushing Interfaith Council and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, demonstrate the kind of effective leadership he will bring on the City Council.”

Young, who has known Kim for over two decades, was the first Asian American woman elected to the New York State legislature, having represented the 22nd assembly district from 2006 to 2008.

“I have learned much from observing and working with her through many years of service, which include efforts to increase civic participation, help senior residents, and boost resources for immigrants, and know she will make an excellent representative and Council member,” Kim said.

Assemblymember Ron Kim

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