2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 23rd District?

There are nine candidates running to represent District 23 in the City Council this year. The district — which includes the neighborhoods of Bayside, Bellrose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck and Queens Village — has been represented in the city’s legislative body by Council member Barry Grodenchik since 2015. 

Last year, Grodenchik announced he will retire from office when his term ends on Dec. 31, 2021. The winner of November’s general election will represent a district facing several issues at the moment — including the safety and health of its constituents amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and exploring options for accessible public transportation.

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