Second candidate announces campaign to represent Flushing in state assembly, taking on Ron Kim

Dao Yin, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for Queens Borough President in 2020 and a failed bid for city council in 2021, has announced that he is running to represent Flushing and surrounding areas in the state assembly and will be taking on the incumbent, Ron Kim, in the Democratic primary in June.

Yin, 60, who has lived in Queens after immigrating with his family from China in 1998, aims to represent district 40 that covers the northeastern Queens neighborhoods of Flushing, Linden Hill, Murray Hill and Broadway-Flushing. He said that he is dedicated to improving the neighborhoods in the district, with a focus on quality-of-life issues (such as crime and public safety), as well as public transport and affordable housing.