Forest Hills Election Night: Addabbo And Maio Fight For Senate Seat | #students | #parents


FOREST HILLS – With polls officially closed, Queens residents were laser-focused on the results for candidates in races for Congress and state offices after heading to the ballots on Tuesday.

The neighborhood covers part of the state’s 6th congressional district, the 15th state Senate district, and Assembly District 28. This year’s players include names widely known to Queens, with some candidates running for reelection or others giving the race another shot.

Democratic candidates are most favored in the city overall, but residents are focused on how Congress and Assembly hopefuls aim to address bail reform, expanding bike lanes, transportation, infrastructure upgrades, the influx of migrants, and other key issues.

New Yorkers can view results for statewide, attorney general, and other races here.

(Note: Totals are based on preliminary Board of Elections data)

State Senate District 15 results

  • Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D): 58.1% (13,475)
  • Danniel S. Maio (R): 37% (8,573)

(44% of scanners reporting, as of 9:30 p.m.)

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. is running for reelection against Republican Danniel S. Maio to represent District 15, which covers Forest Hills, Ozone Park, the Rockaway, and other areas in Queens.

Addabbo comes from a political lineage including his father, Joseph P. Addabbo Sr., who served 13 terms in the House of Representatives. Addabbo was first elected to the New York City Council and then to the state Senate in 2008.

The Queens native serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. He’s also a member of the Senate Committees on Aging, Civil Service and Pensions, Children and Families, Education, and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.

Maio, a mapmaker from Forest Hills and former candidate for Queen’s borough president, also ran for the seat in Queens’ 28th Assembly District on an independent party line called “COVID-19 Stories.”

If elected, Maio has pledged to repeal bail reform, close homeless shelters, and prioritize transportation and parking spaces over parks, according to his campaign page.

6th Congressional District results

  • Grace Meng (D): 66.8% (38,535)
  • Thomas J. Zmich (R): 30.6% (18,806)

(39% of scanners reporting, as of 9:35 p.m.)

Congresswoman Grace Meng is running for reelection against Republican Thomas J. Zmich to represent District 6, which covers Forest Hills, Flushing, and other neighborhoods.

Congresswoman Grace Meng would serve her sixth term in the House of Representatives if elected. Meng pledges to advocate for lower interest rates on student loans, investments in programs that promote energy efficiency, and providing support for immigrants arriving in the city.

Zmich was defeated in the race for the seat in Congress against Meng in 2020.

He supports stricter immigration policies, harsher penalization against drug dealers, and increased federal funds to help veterans.

28th Assembly District results

  • Andrew Hevesi (D): 53.2% (8,288)
  • Michael Conigliaro (R): 37.3% (5,811)

(42% of scanners reporting, as of 9:35 p.m.)

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi is running against Republican Michael Conigliaro for Assembly District 28, which covers Forest Hills, Rego Park, Glendale, and other areas.

Hevesi was first elected as New York’s Assembly Member for District 28 in 2005. He serves as the Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Children and Families.



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