2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 25th District?


There are nine candidates running to represent District 25 in the City Council this year.

The district, which encompasses Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, has been represented in the city’s legislative body by Daniel Dromm since 2009.

Like many other Council members in Queens and across the city, Dromm will be term-limited out of office this year.

The winner of November’s general election will represent a district facing several issues at the moment — including a large immigrant community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of affordable housing across the district — until 2023.

QNS sent five questions to each candidate running for the District 25 City Council seat, including Democrats Alfonso Quiroz, Carolyn Tran, Yi Chen, Shekar Krishnan, Liliana Melo, Fatima Baryab, Manuel Perez and Suraj Jaswal, who’s running as a Libertarian.

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