July 7, 2021 By Allie Griffin
A Republican running for the Astoria City Council seat is kicking off her campaign with the grand opening of her campaign office Saturday.
Felicia Kalan is running against Tiffany Cabán for the Council District 22 seat representing Astoria, East Elmhurst and parts of Jackson Heights and Woodside.
Kalan is hosting a grand opening event for her new campaign headquarters in Astoria on Saturday at 2 p.m. She will meet with supporters and residents of the district at her office located at 26-17 23rd Ave.
“This grand opening will be the launch of her efforts to communicate her vision for the community,” Kalan’s campaign said in a statement.
The opening of the office marks the start of her “four-month-long tour, against her opponent Tiffany Cabán,” Kalan’s campaign said in a statement.
“Felicia is particularly excited about this event because she knows that this district faces a unique set of challenges including overcrowding schools and child care, rising costs of living, clean streets, access to affordable housing and healthcare, and crime,” her campaign said. “As a mother of two, a social entrepreneur, a former legislative aide, a community activist, and a faith leader, she has the fortitude and experience to take on these challenges.”
Kalan and Cabán are set to face off in the Nov. 2 general election for the seat formerly held by the term-limited Costa Constantinides. Constantinides left office in April to become the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit, the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens.
The race also includes independent candidate Edwin DeJesus.
The winner of the general election will take office immediately — instead of on Jan. 1, 2022 — to fill the Council vacancy.
Democrat here and this isn’t my district — I’m in LIC — but if it were I’d certainly consider voting for Kalan over Tiffany Caban, inarguably one of the worst and most unfit candidates for public office ever produced by a Democratic primary in NYC (or anywhere).
The best thing to do against Tiffany Caban is to just let every voter know Tiffany Caban’s policies.
Best of luck to Kalan.
Look, I’m a Democrat but I would listen to her platform.
Too many Democrats in the city take their election for granted and, sadly, are more interested in promoting their own agendas in seeking more power and fame than working for the good of the people they represent.
Of course, the first thing I need to hear from her is a total rejection of Trump and his agenda of lies, bigotry and hatred.
Astoria has become a mess because of our politicians who have lost touch with their citizens. If this Republican can show she will truly focus on the needs of Astoria, she will have my vote.
yes, please save from the long time Astoria residents from the invasion of insane Socialist’s and Cop haters
Go Felicia Kalan!!! We don’t need or want another liberal socialist in Astoria. Best of luck!!!
Astoria post sure loves republicans and centrists.
And your mum on Friday evenings.