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Disgraced Pol Hiram Monserrate Eyes Assembly Seat

Hiram Monserrate (State Senate)

Nov. 21, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Twice-convicted and disgraced politician Hiram Monserrate is attempting to make a comeback in state politics.

The pol filed paperwork with the Board of Elections Tuesday to challenge Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry for the 35th Assembly district seat, which represents East Elmhurst and parts of North Corona and Elmhurst.

Monserrate was elected Democratic district leader in East Elmhurst last year, beating out his incumbent opponent, despite his messy history.

In 2010, he was expelled from the State Senate after he was found guilty of misdemeanor assault for slashing his girlfriend’s face with broken glass and dragging her around his apartment building lobby.

Two years later, Monserrate pleaded guilty to misusing more than $100,000 in taxpayer money as a city councilmember. He was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay back the money.

The Democrat has repeatedly attempted to get elected to government office despite his convictions.

He most recently lost a City Council race to Francisco Moya in 2017 and has also lost senate and assembly elections, following his removal from the senate in 2010.

Assemblymember Aubry didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

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Flushing Skeptic

I know that when a person has been convicted for a crime and has served time for that conviction that he or she is considered to have pad a debt to society. However, a person such as this, who has multiple convictions, should never again be allowed to assume public office, and, if the electors put him in office, then they deserve what they will, undoubtedly get, more corruption and more sleaze, because the person will be able to say: “I could fire a pistol down Fifth Avenue and nobody would do anything about it.”

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Brilliant Logic

Yes…because if another corrupt Queens Democratic Machine hack goes to prison and runs for office after serving his time and the zombie Queens Dem voters go in to the polls and elect him it must be Trump….LOL….see you at the polls in 2020!!!

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Henry

I’m sure he is of the mind: if tRump can do it; I can do it. These two are best described (IMHO) as walking, lying piles of garbage.

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Wait who mentioned Joe Biden?

Sure, Donald Trump to coerced Ukraine and other foreign countries for dirt on Joe Biden, but we can discuss his crimes elsewhere.

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Walter

The difference is..
Trump, like him or not, is a winner.
Monserrate, like him or not,
is a proven loser.

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Most of Trump's businesses his dad gave him went bankrupt

I think people that lose a lot aren’t “winners” but that’s me

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Bunter Hiden

Better to make your money by getting a family member elected and then get a no show job making millions from lobbyists

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Who mentioned Joe Biden?

Trump coerced Ukraine and other foreign countries for dirt on Joe Biden, in exchange for foreign aid.

What does that have to do with the article? Lmao

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Fresh reference from 25 years ago

I like that you agree Trump is slimy like other people.

However, do you have a “WHATABOUT DEMOCRATS?!” argument younger than 25 years old?

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