The two Democratic heavyweights running for the state Senate in Northeast Queens will debate next week.
Sponsored by a coalition of community-based, advocacy and social services organizations, the debate between incumbent Sen. Tony Avella, and former Councilman and city Comptroller John Liu is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing. NY1’s Ruschell Boone will moderate.
The coalition sponsoring the debate include the MinKwon Center for Community Action, the Chinese American Planning Council in Queens, the Flushing Jewish Community Council, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, the New York Immigration Coalition and the Organization of Chinese Americans in New York.
The race between Avella and Liu is considered one of the most competitive state legislative campaigns in New York. The winner will likely represent the 11th Senate District, which encompasses communities including Whitestone, Bayside, Bellerose, Jamaica Estates and Douglaston.