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Two Democratic candidates have made challenges to incumbent Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica), who has served since winning a special election in 2017, and holding onto it in a general election.
District 28 includes Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village and South Ozone Park, and encompasses a hub of Queens’ South Asian populations, among other new immigrant groups, on the western side and a predominantly African-American constituency to the east. The Chronicle has presented the candidates in alphabetical order. The primary is June 22.
Ivan Mossop, a tax accountant from Rochdale Village, is running on the Republican ticket for District 28. On the Democratic side of things are incumbent City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica), former City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) and the Richmond Hill Sikh activist Japneet Singh.
“I’m very puzzled about Ruben Wills running,” said Mossop. “I haven’t seen his presence in Rochdale Village, but it has created a primary situation along with Japneet Singh.”