Year in Review: A tumultuous year for politics in Queens in 2022


As we look forward to 2023, QNS is looking back at our top stories in the world of politics throughout 2022.

The political waters were roiled across the borough as a phantom emerged with questionable credentials, an Assembly race remained too close to call, redistricting created uncertainty across the board and two trailblazing women headed for the exit after decades in government.

Controversy surrounds Queens Congressman-elect George Santos following bombshell investigative report

Republican Congressman-elect has some explaining to do following a bombshell expose that questioned his biography. (Courtesy of Santos for NY)

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office says it is “looking into a number of issues” raised about Congressman-elect George Santos after questions arose in a New York Times expose into large parts of his background, including his education, past employment, nonprofit work, and financial dealings. Santos, a Republican, won in the November election against Democrat Robert Zimmerman for a seat in New York’s 3rd congressional district, which includes northeast Queens.