Funds pile up in contest for Lancman seat

CB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece (l.) is showing higher fund-raising numbers than Democratic primary opponent Nily Rozic, of Fresh Meadows, in their race for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s seat. TimesLedger file photo and photo (r.) courtesy RozicCB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece (l.) is showing higher fund-raising numbers than Democratic primary opponent Nily Rozic, of Fresh Meadows, in their race for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s seat. TimesLedger file photo and photo (r.) courtesy Rozic
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Campaign donations and endorsements have poured in for two Democratic candidates in the primary race for the seat of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), with political support mounting on both sides.

While Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece has raised roughly $125,000 as of his last filing on Aug. 9 with about $102,000 total after expenses, his opponent in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary, Nily Rozic, received a financial contribution from Lancman’s election committee to add to her total of $74,000, with roughly $63,000 after expenditures.

Lancman, who vacated his 25th District seat to run and ultimately lose his bid for the 6th Congressional District, said he would not seek re-election and would not officially endorse a candidate in the race.

Notable donations to Iannece’s campaign came from northeast Queens leaders, including $700 from the Friends of Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), $500 from the Friends of Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), $100 from Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) and a $3,500 contribution from the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights). Former state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza also contributed $200 to Iannece’s campaign.

Of Iannece’s total fund-raising numbers, nearly $7,500 came under his own name and $7,000 from family contributions, according to campaign finance records. He also gave himself a personal loan of $50,000 on Aug. 8, according to finance records.

Elected officials contributing to Rozic’s campaign included Assemblywoman Michelle E. Schimel (D-Great Neck) with $250, Lancman’s election committee with $1,500 and $2,500 from Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan), for whom Rozic formerly served as chief of staff. Rozic’s total numbers also included a $5,180 personal donation and $16,980 in family contributions, records showed.

The newly drawn Assembly district lines run from Flushing to Douglaston and also include most of Bayside Hills.

Iannece’s campaign has received endorsements from the Queens Democratic Party as well as city Comptroller John Liu, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, former state Sen. George Onorato, and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria). State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced the candidate’s latest endorsement last week.

“Comptroller DiNapoli has been a great steward of New York’s finances and I am humbled and honored to have his support,” Iannece said. “His backing illustrates the broad coalition of support that we have built here in the 25th District.”

Rozic’s campaign announced several political endorsements in recent weeks, including support from EMILY’s List, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ Joint Council 16, the Working Families Party, the New York League of Conservation Voters and former Democratic City Council nominee Kevin Kim.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Kevin Kim, a true community leader,” said Rozic. “As an assemblywoman, I will make sure the voices of all New Yorkers are heard. I hope to work closely with Kevin to create a better future for our state.”

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4573.

Posted 10:32 pm, August 22, 2012
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Lou from Bayside says:
It would be interesting to see how 211 street in Bayside received funding and approval for installation of a new sewer! Lets not forget Jerry Iannece also lives on 211 street. With many homes in South Queens continually underwater whenever it rains, its quite ironic that Jerrys street has received a new sewer. Just a coincidence? maybe, but more likely sleazy political hacks taking care of each other as usual! It would be interesting to hear what analysis was done to approve this sewer and what were the docummented problems that leapfrogged this installation over many more deserving neighborhoods needing sewer upgrades. Connect the dots.... If it smells like Sh*t , its most likely sh*t.
Aug. 23, 2012, 7 am
Michael Feiner from Bayside Hills says:
I was with Jerry every step of the way with the Alley Creek Oakland Ravine Project. Actually, I was among the group who originally asked for help with our flooding problems. Nothing can be further from the truth. Sewers were put in wherever they were deemed necessary. I can write an entire manuscript here but all I'll say is Lou, I've been there throughout the entire process and your statement is absolutely untrue!
Aug. 23, 2012, 8:54 am
Francis Lewis from Bayside Hills says:
"Lou the Prevaricator" strikes again! Another "Goebbels" style big lie has been landed on us.

What a shameless distortion of what actually took place!

The sewer repair work took place on 56th Ave, and on Springfield Boulevard. The problem area was nowhere near Jerry's house. It was where 56th Ave. meets Springfield. Jerry's block never flooded. He had nothing to gain.

Were there other neighborhoods that were more deserving? The flooding was so bad that people nearly drowned in the street! So Lou, if you want to make a point, tell us the name of the neighborhood where someone actually did drown, and their sewer was not repaired.

Lou, the standard procedure is to attack a politician for not doing his job. Only an imbecile would attack a politician for doing his job and getting something done. Apparently, you are that imbecile!
Aug. 23, 2012, 10:45 am
Lou from Bayside says:
The people in Springfield Gardens who regularly have feces up to their basement ceilings would also find it interesting that the street on which a Community board President lives has been given a new sewer when they have been waiting years and years only to be told there is no money in the budget! Again, under freedom of information on 211 street what were the documented sewer problems,how long were they going on and were they more important than the people in Sprinfield Gardens whose sewers overflow everytime it rains! Looks to this outside observer like a little favor has been had! Could a DEP official have received a favor fr0m the upstanding companies on the ravine project and they in turn let a crumb fall of the table onto the community board Presidents block?Food for thought!If you schnooks vote for this guy expect more of the same . Higher taxes,higher water fees,schools that are worse off and a community yearning for something better than the pathetic status quo!
Aug. 23, 2012, 11:19 am
Francis Lewis from Bayside Hills says:

I'm glad that you refer to yourself as an "outside observer" because you truly have no idea of what you are talking about.

And I apologize for referring to you as a prevaricator, because I now realize that you are simply very, very confused.

A person would have to be very confused to not want to support the guy who solves problems. When he gets to the State Assembly, Jerry will solve your problem also.

But there is one question that you should be able to answer accurately - what candidate are you backing for the 25th District seat in the State Assembly?
Aug. 23, 2012, 2:07 pm
Just Asking from Bayside says:
Nily Rozic has never done a single thing for Bayside Hills, ever. She has never appeared at a General meeting, tried to appropriate funds for community projects or even volunteered to help for the annual 9/11 Ceremony. Nily Rozic has done nothing to solve our sewer problems. She has never done anything to help the community frankly. Sounds like Lou just has personal hatred for Mr. Iannece. It's a shame, because Mr. Iannece has given over and over and over again for Community Board 11 and Northeast Queens. Ms. Rozic - nothing. She just wants name recognition and a job with benefits. Can't fault her. But can't reward her either. Any candidate can promise. But Mr. Iannece has consistently delivered. He deserves the win and the job. And he will give back.
Aug. 23, 2012, 3:51 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Not backing any as they are all reprehensible.i no longer participate in the fake 2 party circus show and I certainly would nt support yet another attorney whose kids did not attend public schools and who attends church while standing arm in arm with crooked immoral democrats who advocate infanticide. The guy is a phony
Aug. 23, 2012, 3:54 pm
Eileen from Bayside Hills says:
I believe Mike explained it well when he said that any sewer work was part of a capital project that was the outgrowth of petitions which originated over 30 years ago. This project was in the works long before Jerry had any "political pull." Maybe it would be better not to "feed" this particular bully; they thrive on knowing that someone is bothered by their taunting. Just my thoughts on the matter. See you all soon, Eileen
Aug. 23, 2012, 8:48 pm
Marianne from Bayside Hills says:
maybe someone can just find out the actual reason for the sewer repair at that specific location and shut Lou up permanently -fact always trumps fiction. Any ideas how we get that info?
Aug. 23, 2012, 8:54 pm
Miriam from Fresh Meadows says:
I'll be voting for Iannece on Sept. 13th because your "contest" is really no contest at all. It's beef vs. lamb.

Iannece is:

1. A good family man.

2. Years of service to his community.

3. Former Assistant District Attorney.

And when I made a search for "Jerry Iannece", google came with over 13,000 hits. Iannece has been around the block may times.

I found the details of his qualifications at:

and when I poked around and found the website of the community he lives in, their support for him is obvious:

As for Nily Rozic, she's a nice girl, but she has no real experience. She hasn't even been around the block once. Maybe, if I live long enough, I'll be voting for her some day. But for now, my vote goes to Iannece.
Aug. 24, 2012, 12:23 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Miriam, a two face who gets a perfect rating from NARAL really should not be considered a 'good family man". Here is a guy who receives communion on a weekly basis ant yet he advocates the slaughter of the unborn. He is a phony and would simply be a rubber stamp yes man for the likes of the effeminate speaking Bloomberg and the pandering jellyfish named Cuomo. He is a person of very low moral character.
Aug. 24, 2012, 1:47 pm
Carole from Bayside Hills says:
Bottom line is that Jerry cares about the community and has my vote. There is no better person out there. He is tops anyway you look at it. Someone out there has an ax to grind with no facts to support his allegations. Slurs are slung when one does not have an intelligent argument to make.
Aug. 24, 2012, 11:26 pm
Brad from Bayside says:
Jerry advocates the slaughter of the unborn?
He told someone that they should kill the unborn?

Nobody who knows Jerry would ever believe this.

When we had a problem with Bloombergs lackeys on the Bureau of Standards and Appeals, Jerry stood right up to them. So much for the "rubber stamp yes man" claim.

And Cuomo, the guy who got the NYS budget balanced on time, is a "pandering jellyfish"?

We are dealing with a delusional individual. Next thing you know, we will be hearing that Jerry was not really born the United States, and that women can evaporate sperm with their mental powers.
Aug. 25, 2012, 12:36 am
Lou from Bayside says:
Again, Highest rating by NARAL says it all!
Aug. 25, 2012, 7:28 am
Lou from Bayside says:
And yes Brad, someone who gets the highest rating possible from NARAL is an advocate for the slaughter of the unborn. Unfortunately the milqetoast Bishops and Monsignors will stand quiet and not point this out but I have no such reservations!
Aug. 25, 2012, 10 am
armando from bayside hills says:
Lou is at it again. Not the first time he attacks Jerry. Probably not the last. Lou has a game plan... Distort the truth and yell about it so that he can get a rise out of everyone.
I'm wondering if Lou just has too much time on his hands, or if we are the only ones who will actually engage him in conversation?
It is obvious that Lou needs a hug and a therapist but he does make one very good point.
"Connect the dots.... If it smells like Sh*t , its most likely sh*t."
I personally have indeed connected the dots and determined that the only thing that really smells is the baseless, unwarranted, self serving and untrue rants that Lou spews. So my advice to everyone...
On election day Sept. 13th, Shovel back the Sh*t!!
25th District seat in the State Assembly
Aug. 26, 2012, 7 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Want a lawyer thats going to continue to propose legislation designed to line the pockets of his and his cronies pockets, then Jerry is your man! Want a guy voting on public school issues whose children didnt attend public school Jerrys your man! Want a guy who supports the "Dream Act" that rewards those illegal immigrants who crowd your schools and hospitals and broke the law coming here , then Jerry is your man! Want a guy who poses with vermin the likes of Carolyn Maloney and Joseph Crowley and other operatives of the Democratic machine who hate this country and your way of life then jerry is your man!Lastly if you want a gut who supports abortion and all the filth associated with it , then Jerry is your man! Lets just stob the charade of the little league coach and the caring community operative! If you like Obama and Cuomo and the programs of SEIU and the all the other democratic fronts then Jerry is your man!
Aug. 27, 2012, 6:40 am
Miriam from Fresh Meadows says:

What a bitter meshugenah you are! You hate everyone and everything good.

These is an old Yiddish saying that applies to you:

Di gresteh narishkeit fun a nar iz vos er maint az er iz klug.

I'll translate:

The biggest folly of the fool is that he thinks he is smart.

On September 13th, I'm going to vote for Jerry Iannece, just like most people will. While we all go to vote, you can stay home and thumb through your Timothy McVeigh scrap book.
Aug. 27, 2012, 4:33 pm
Lou from Bayside says:

People like you are why we are in the condition we are in! Vote for whomever you like but the charade of the little league coach really should end. If you're a democrat and if you stand with democrats as Jerry does than you support what they do. They support amnesty for illegals,abortion,so called gay marriage, the end of United states sovreignty,the imposition of "carbon Taxes" to fleece the public with the flawed global warming,climate change agenda. The assembly district deserves better than to have yet another noble member of the legal profession deciding whats good for us. They are why government is crooked ,bankrupt and immoral!
Aug. 27, 2012, 5:01 pm
Jacob from Fresh Meadows says:
Lou, in your tirade to Miriam, you carry on about how things in this country have been corrupted. No doubt you mean corrupted as compared to the era of the Founding Fathers, the signers of the Declartion of Independence.

I've also noticed how you keep on attacking Jerry Iannece for being "a member of the legal profession".

One little problem. Of the 56 men who signed the declaration, 25 were lawyers. Yes, lawyers like Jerry Iannece.

And don't get on here and tell me that they were "good lawyers" and Iannece is a "bad lawyer", because the truth is that you have no idea of what you are are talking about.

You are lurking on this forum for the purpose of slandering Jerry Iannece with your endless lies and fascist nonsense. From Hitlers mouth to your ears, and then out of your mouth.

I wasn't going to bother to vote in this primary at all, but now I'm going to go out on September 13th and vote for Jerry Ianecce. Suck it up Brownshirt!
Aug. 27, 2012, 9:32 pm
Phil from Bayside Hills says:
"People like you... "? Everyone is like Miriam.

Lou is a freak. He even hates baseball. If he had been in Little League with a coach like Jerry, he might be normal.

On my block we are all voting for Jerry Ianecce. See you at the poll on Thursday, September 13th.
Aug. 27, 2012, 10:09 pm
armando from bayside hills says:
There are 2 candidates on the Democratic ballot and if you exercise your constitutional right to vote, instead of sulking sheepishly in the corner, you will have a choice to make.... Jerry or his opponent.
For 25 years Jerry has been an active voice in our community standing up for what he believes. You don't have to agree with him, or like him, but respect him for his accomplishments and devotion to the community. As a Civic President and a Community Board Chair (both non-paid positions),
Jerry has donated his time to represent everyone, even crybabies like you.
Yes, Jerry is a father, a husband, a lawyer, an assistant district attorney, a little league coach and most of all a friend to the community. Where is the negative there? If you don't like the guy that's fine but personally attacking him for no reason at all makes you sound like an idiot!
There is still a choice to be made on September 13th. One candidate clearly stands out...
Vote Jerry Iannece!!!
Aug. 28, 2012, 12:05 am
Lou from Bayside says:
Yep thats right, what we need is another Lawyer to represent us. Someone who is going to align themselves with the likes of Cuomo and Silver and pass legislation that will be hurtful to the middle class. You know like all that crap thats on your con ed bill , and the Universal service fees on your cable bill and cell phone bill. Then after a number of years in the assembly you can go out and be shill for one of these companies and continue to line your pockets. If you're in the Jerry Iannece fan club and you get your trees pruned first and new sewers and you successfully block group homes from opening next door than I guess thats what you deserve, yet another lawyer telling us whats good for us!
Aug. 28, 2012, 6:25 am
Michael Feiner from Bayside Hills says:
Fantastic! All of the above decides who we should vote for: Jerry Iannece! Actually Lou, you were very helpful to the voters, especially the ones who were undecided and needed to know more about Jerry. Personally, I have been involved in local civics for about a quarter century. Jerry will be tremendous! Get out and vote for Jerry Iannece Thursday, September 13th!
Aug. 28, 2012, 8:14 am
Lou from Bayside says:
Pro Abortion, has spent a lifetime hobnobbing at parades and such with the most vile political hacks in existence. It wont be long before he will be on a parade float with transvestites along with our rather effeminate speaking mayor and all the other masters of debauchery!
Aug. 28, 2012, 9:49 am
marjorie from fresh meadows says:
Nily Rozic is totally an alien to fresh meadows! She is political appointee who sprout 1 yr. ago at CB8 as their "rubber stamp" member. She has no community outreach and banking on Jewish people to hurrah for her. But Jewish people are intelligent voters as well. Nily has flimsy background to cheer for. Ordinary youth in the neighborhood and nothing special in Nily. If Nily did not do anything for many years to help in the flood of Utopia Pkwy where she lives, how could she handle bigger jobs & represent us in Albany. No leadership-& Nily is all talks & empty promises. Do the walk before before the phony talk. Nily likes the glory of the position, but not the dirty work - no community outreach investment. Boooo! Iannece invested many years in the community.
Sept. 10, 2012, 3:53 pm

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