2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 22nd District?

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There are eight candidates, including six Democrats, one Republican and one Independent, vying to represent District 22 in the City Council.

The western Queens district, which encompasses Astoria, Rikers Island, parts of Jackson Heights, Woodside and East Elmhurst, has been represented by term-limited Costa Constantinides, a Democrat, since 2013.

The winner of the election will have to address several issues that have been compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, such as a lack of affordable housing, calls for small business relief, more equitable education resources, an evolving streets landscape and every day impacts of climate change.

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