July 7, 2021 By Allie Griffin
A Republican running for the Astoria City Council seat is kicking off her campaign with the grand opening of her campaign office Saturday.
Kalan is hosting a grand opening event for her new campaign headquarters in Astoria on Saturday at 2 p.m. She will meet with supporters and residents of the district at her office located at 26-17 23rd Ave.
“This grand opening will be the launch of her efforts to communicate her vision for the community,” Kalan’s campaign said in a statement.
The opening of the office marks the start of her “four-month-long tour, against her opponent Tiffany Cabán,” Kalan’s campaign said in a statement.
“Felicia is particularly excited about this event because she knows that this district faces a unique set of challenges including overcrowding schools and child care, rising costs of living, clean streets, access to affordable housing and healthcare, and crime,” her campaign said. “As a mother of two, a social entrepreneur, a former legislative aide, a community activist, and a faith leader, she has the fortitude and experience to take on these challenges.”
Kalan and Cabán are set to face off in the Nov. 2 general election for the seat formerly held by the term-limited Costa Constantinides. Constantinides left office in April to become the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit, the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens.
The race also includes independent candidate Edwin DeJesus.
The winner of the general election will take office immediately — instead of on Jan. 1, 2022 — to fill the Council vacancy.