March 3, 2021 By Christian Murray
Several candidates are running for the 22nd District council seat currently held by Costa Constantinides.
In our latest Podcast, we talk to Edwin DeJesus who is vying for the seat about his platform.
DeJesus, an Astoria resident, is running as independent, and therefore will not be competing in the Democratic primary.
We talk to DeJesus about his platform, such as how he advocates taxing the wealthy and providing all New Yorkers with a weekly basic income.
The 22nd district covers Astoria as well as sections of East Elmhurst, Woodside and Jackson Heights.
DeJesus will be competing in the November general election against the winner of the Democratic primary and Felicia Kalan, a Republican candidate.
The Democratic primary is being contested in June by Leonardo Bullaro, Tiffany Cabán, Catherina Gioino, Evie Hantzopoulos and Nicholas Velkov.
Constantinides is not permitted to run again due to term limits.