Liu Forgoes Run For Assembly

John Liu has sent out a press release that we sort of wanted to read!

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2006
Sent via Internet

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CM LIU ON ASSEMBLYMEMBER MENG
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City Hall, NY – Council Member John C. Liu stated the following in response to questions about reports that Assemblyman Jimmy Meng will not run for re-election to the New York State Assembly:

“The community thanks Jimmy Meng for his service and I wish him well in his future endeavors. The people of Flushing look forward to a positive and undoubtedly spirited campaign season in the months ahead. We encourage everyone to run. In the end, democracy will produce the best result for the community.”

CM Liu does not intend to run for the seat (State Assembly, District 22 – Flushing), but will take an active role in the campaign for the seat. Assemblyman Meng and his daughter Grace have met repeatedly with CM Liu to discuss their campaign plans and to ask for CM Liu to support Ms. Meng. Several other individuals have also met with CM Liu to solicit his support for their campaign for the same position.