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Election Guide: City Council District 28

Mireille Leroy (l.) is challenging Councilman Ruben Wills for his City Council seat.
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Two candidates are competing in the election for City Council District 28, which represents Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Rochdale Village, Jamaica and South Jamaica.

Mireille Leroy

Mireille Leroy is a Haitian immigrant who organizes humanitarian trips through the non-profit she founded, Yes We Can for Progress. She previously mounted an unsuccessful campaign for the seat in 2009. She lives in South Jamaica.

Ruben Wills

Ruben Wills is the incumbent Council member, having won the seat in a special election in 2010 after the death of Councilman Thomas White. He previously served as chief of staff to former state Sen. Shirley Huntley.

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Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Another case of the good ole boys club.

What exactly has Councilman Wills done in his district to greatly improve the quality of life in Jamaica. Just like Comrie, not very much and just like Comrie, his district is one of the worst in Jamaica.

We need major change in Jamaica and enough with the good ole boys club.

Nov. 5, 2013, 6:33 am

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