Bronx, NY — Dozens of supporters gathered in the JP Conference Center of The Ramah Christian Center located at 3428 Boston Post Road for the Que English’s Meet & Greet Kick-Off Rally, Tuesday evening. English is one of five candidates so far who all are vying for the vacant seat of Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson. Senator Hassell-Thompson, D-Mount Vernon, is leaving her 36th Senatorial District seat in July to accept a position in the Cuomo Administration.
Que English worked the room at the intimate setting at the Team Q rally and reception, sharing her agenda, past experiences and why she thinks, she is the best and most qualified candidate for 36th State Senatorial seat that spans through the City of Mount Vernon and the Northeast section of the Bronx. From the rousing applause, it appears many in the room agreed with her. English showed why Senator Hassell-Thompson named her as her replacement, when she announced her candidacy for Mayor of Mount Vernon in April of 2015.
There are officially five candidates looking to become the next State Senator of the 36th District. Four from the Bronx, English, Jamal T. Bailey, Pamela Johnson and Dr. Alvin Ponder from the Co-Op City section of the Bronx, along with Rev. Edward Mulraine from Mount Vernon. With most of the candidates being from the Bronx, Mount Vernon could become that important must have, battleground area of the district. If would appear Que English has realized as well and she has been making the rounds in the City of Mount Vernon. With appearances at Mt Calvary CME ‘The Promise Church’ and Greater Centennial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church back to back the last few Sunday and will be visiting Grace Baptist Church this Sunday. She has also been seen at a Sit Down Luncheon Conversation to embrace young boys of Mount Vernon where they are, at the Dole Center and the Meet the School Board Candidates Forum at Greater Centennial.
“I’m going to Albany and I’m taking you with me,” Que English told her supporters, “your issues, your concerns, and your voice so that together we can build a thriving district.”
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