Queens political stories to watch for in 2022


In 2021, many political races and stories demanded extensive media coverage. From former Gov. Andrew Cuomo ending a decade-long run in disgrace to historic local Queens races, New Yorkers were never bored.

Now, as we look ahead to 2022, here are some key political stories to keep an eye on.

Congressional District 12 race

Astoria resident Rana Abdelhamid is running against longtime incumbent Carolyn Maloney for Congressional District 12. (Photos courtesy of campaigns)

First, we have Rana Abdelhamid running to represent New York’s 12th Congressional District, which consists of western Queens as well as sections of east Manhattan and north Brooklyn. Abdelhamid is a Democrat running for incumbent U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s seat.