2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 21st District?

There are six candidates running to represent District 21 in the City Council this year. The district — which encompasses the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport — has been represented in the city’s legislative body by incumbent Francisco Moya since 2018. 

Moya is running for reelection to continue serving his constituents in the district. The winner in November’s general election will represent a district facing several issues at the moment — increased testing and COVID-19 vaccination sites and affordable housing and protecting tenants’ rights — until 2023. 

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