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John Ciafone (l.-r.), Costa Constantinides and Gus Prentzas are the three Democrats running for the 22nd District in the City Council. Photos courtesy Costa Constantinides and by Joe Anuta (l.) and Christina Santucci
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Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 22, which represents Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights.

Lawyer John Ciafone supports a voucher program and would like to see parents empowered with more decision-making abilities in the school system. He supports stop and frisk and wants more handicap-accessible public transportation in the district.

Costa Constantinides, the legislative director for Councilman James Gennaro, proposes a bill to clean streets via trash pickup and graffiti removal. He supports parental involvement in schools and would advocate for expanding Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Businessman Gus Prentzas would advocate for the state to end mayoral control of the schools and bring back the Board of Education, which he served on. The Community Board 1 member is opposed to charter schools, and supports modified stop and frisk.

Posted 12:00 am, September 9, 2013
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