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No seniority hurts Queens in D.C.

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With all the hoopla concerning the decision of U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) to not run for another term, people often forget that the power in Washington, D.C., is based on seniority.

The longer you are there, the more you can deliver for your district. Queens and Long Island have lost 30 years of muscle to be replaced by zero seniority and a representative at the bottom of the barrel of 435.

Kenneth Lloyd Brown

Forest Hills

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