Yi “Andy” Chen announces his candidacy with the support of many community elected officials and community leaders


Our Bureau
Jackson Heights, NY

On Sunday, January 24th,  Yi “Andy” Chen announced his candidacy during his campaign launch in Jackson Heights at Diversity Plaza. There were more than 50 people present to show their support for Andy’s candidacy. The leaders of this district were joined by several elected officials.

NYS Assembly Member Jeffrey Aubry spoke about how Andy is already serving our community so now he is taking the next step and was quoted as saying: “I have work with Andy for several years as a leader that will represent residents of this council district. I look forward to working with him on he is elected. I wholeheartedly support Andy’s candidacy as our next council member of the 25th district.”  

Council Member Koo was present at the announcement, and spoke about how “Andy is a capable young man with lots of business experience. He is compassionate and community minded. He understands what needs to be done in representing this community and to move it forward with his passion that benefits everyone.” 

Former NYS Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz stated: “I have known Andy his entire political life and I can attest to his desire to serve his community. I believe that the residents of the 25th Council District will benefit from his experience and zest of service. Andy will make a great Council Member and I look forward to our continued relationship.”

Andy was also endorsed by the below mentioned community leaders: Adam Kim, President of Asian Americans Alliance; Chaudhry Anwar, President of the South Asian Advisory Council; Mohammad K. Huqe, President of Pakistani Americans of North America, Armughan Shah, President of The Black Car Limousine Workers Union; Mohammad Rehman, Leader from the Muslim community; Anand S. Bishk, 

Leader from the Indian community; Ruhul Sarkar, Leader from the Bangladesh community; Bruce Byers, Leader of the white & Spanish Community; Zameer Khan, Organizer member of Local DC-37 Union; Zahid Ali, Pakistani community leader; Toqeer Khan, Afghanistan community leader; Ravinder Kumar, Tibetan, community leader; Himalayan Democratic Club; Deependra Lama; Chhemang Tamang; Narendra Thapa; John Chan; United Sherpa Association; Coalition of Asian American for Civil Rights; Roy Ho, Property Owners Association of Greater New York

As the next council representative Andy’s platform is based on provide good education, work on providing affordable housing, job advancement, public safety and healthy living. 

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