Survey of Queens delegation to Assembly about Speaker Sheldon Silver's leadership

By LOUIS FLORES

Progress Queens has contacted the entire Queens delegation to the New York State Assembly and is compiling a survey of those Assemblymembers, who continue to support or no longer support Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Lower East Side) in his leadership position.

Last Thursday, federal prosecutors arrested Speaker Silver on five counts of corruption.  Since Speaker Silver's arrest, voters have erupted in outrage over the continuing problems of corruption in Albany.

On Friday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara criticised the "three men in a room" power structure that corrupts governance in Albany. 

Following is a list, where Progress Queens will record responses received from the Queens delegation. *

District 23 - Phillip Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 24 - David Weprin (D-Holliswood)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 25 - Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 26 - Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 27 - Michael Simanowitz (D-Electchester)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 28 - Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 29 - William Scarborough (D-Jamaica)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 30 - Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 31 - Michele Titus (D-Far Rockaway)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 32 - Vivian Cook (D-Jamaica)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 33 - Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 34 - Michael DenDekker (D-East Elmhurst)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 35 - Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 36 - Aravella Simotas (D-Long Island City)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 37 - Catherine Nolan (D-Ridgewood)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.  However, Assemblymember Nolan was set to assume some of Speaker Silver's responsibilities in exchange for her support in his continuation as the Assembly's speaker, according to a report published by The New York Times.

District 38 - Michael G. Miller (D-Glendale)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 39 - Francisco Moya (D-Corona)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

District 40 - Ron Kim (D-Flushing)

No response to Progress Queens' e-mail, yet.

* Keep checking back for updates.  Amendments will be being made to reflect responses, as they are processed.