You are reading

Constantinides wins Astoria seat, replaces term-limited Vallone

Costa Voting

Nov. 6, 2013 By Christian Murray

For the first time since 1974, Astoria’s council member won’t be a Vallone.

Last night, Costa Constantinides won the open 22nd District seat, taking more than 65 percent of the vote. The Democrat’s victory came as little surprise since he had a significant fundraising advantage and a litany of endorsements—from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to organized labor.

Constantinides, who was born and raised in Astoria, won the seat beating the Green Party candidate Lynn Serpe, who garnered 15% of the vote, and Daniel Peterson, a Republican, with 11.2 percent.

Constantinides takes over from Peter Vallone, Jr., who has represented the 22nd District for the past 12 years. Vallone’s father (Peter Vallone Sr.) represented the district from 1974 to 2001.

The District 22 council seat covers Astoria and sections of Long Island City.

email the author: [email protected]

One Comment

Click for Comments 

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Buy ‘Made in Queens’ this holiday season

Dec. 1, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Seems as if the holiday season is coming upon us quicker than ever! And if you’re running out of thoughtful ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers, here are some tempting offerings, courtesy of those innovative Made in Queens (MiQ) folks.