A Queens Republican source says Jane Deacy is inching closer to a run for the Assembly seat soon to be vacated by Audrey Pheffer.
Deacy is a former New York Police officer and a district leader in an area that has seen something of a Republican resurgence in recent years, and, although Pheffer has held the seat for 24 years, G.O.Pers sound determined to make a go of it.
According to a source, Deacy held a fundraiser at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club in the Rockaways over the weekend, and over 100 people attended.
Pheffer is currently in the running for the Queens County clerkship, and is widely thought to win the job.
Democrats in the running for the party’s nomination include longtime Pheffer aide Joanne Shapiro, district leader Lew Simon, and Chuck Schumer aide Phillip Goldfeder.