The Bayside Hills Civic Association held a candidates night covering three state legislative elections. The competitiveness of those three elections varied dramatically, with Assembly Member Nily Rozic running unopposed, Assembly Member Ed Braunstein heavily favored to win over Republican opponent David Bressler and Democrat John Liu, Independence Party candidateTony Avella, Republican Vickie Paladino and Conservative Party candidate Simon Minching in a heated state senate race. Liu defeated incumbent Senator Avella in the Democratic primary and Paladino defeated Minching in the Republican primary. Avella arrived late, just after the forum concluded. Liu and Avella studiously avoided each other in the post-forum mingling.
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