‘There were a host of issues’: Barnwell explains decision to drop re-election bid for Assembly


Assemblyman Brian Barnwell spoke with QNS to shed some light on the issues that led him to decide to end his re-election campaign Tuesday, April 14.

The 36-year-old — who represents District 30, which comprises the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village and parts of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside — told QNS that he reached the breaking point after the $220 billion New York state budget was finalized over the weekend.

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