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PODCAST: We Talk to Brent O’Leary, Candidate for the 26th District Council Seat

July 31, 2020 By Christian Murray

At the end of next year, 11 council members in Queens will be forced to step down due to term limits.

Dozens of candidates have already come forward looking to replace them, and will be competing in next June’s Democratic primaries for those spots.

In Queens, only four council members — Barry Grodenchik, Adrienne Adams, Robert Holden and Francisco Moya — are eligible for another term. They too will be facing challengers.

We plan to speak to as many candidates running for office in Queens as possible from now through to the primaries.

Today, we speak to Long Island City resident Brent O’Leary. He is running for the 26th District Council seat currently held by Jimmy Van Bramer.

The 26th Council district covers Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and a portion of Astoria.

If you are running for office and wish to be interviewed, e-mail us at [email protected]

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A race to watch

Good interview and start to what will be a race that will get attention beyond the local, with Western Queens the forefront of politics, coronavirus, development and climate issues. Well worth the 25 minutes. It will be hard to match O’Leary’s level of unpaid interest and participation in the district so far.

This comment got way better the second time

Anything to say about the 26th council, or just “jimmy bad?”


Brent O’ Leary is a great civic leader and has been for many years – BUT when he says that taking one Billion dollars from the NYPD is not ” defunding ” he is already speaking like a


Nice guy but another blue check liberal
At this point anyone better than jimmy

Socialism = feudalism

Wish we had term limits in Congress too. Keep the flow of new people coming every few years. Stagnant water is dirty water.


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