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Jun 04, 2013

Lynne Serpe’s City Council Campaign Kickoff at Pachanga Patterson

Lynne Serpe, Green Party candidate for City Council, will hold her Kickoff campaign at Pachanga Patterson on Wednesday, June 5 from 7-9pm.

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While waiting for my train to arrive last Friday, I ran into Lynne Serpe, local Astorian, urban gardener, swimmer extraordinaire, and Green Party candidate for City Council. Yes, she is one of the people running for the Astoria City Council seat that will be vacated this year (Peter Vallone term limits out this time around). She mentioned to me that she was having a kickoff event at Pachanga Patterson for her campaign, and sent me the info on it. Here are the details:


Astoria — Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe will hold her City Council campaign kickoff at Pachanga Patterson (33-17 31st Avenue) onWednesday, June 5th from 7-9pm.

Lynne Serpe ran for City Council in 2009 against incumbent Peter Vallone, Jr and received 24% of the vote. Currently, she is the project consultant for the Greening Libraries Initiative at Queens Library and an independent election administrator. Lynne is the co-founder of Triple R Events: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and an active member of Two Coves Community Garden and many other local organizations.

She is running on a platform that urges sustainable development, access to healthy food, expanded compost and recycling programs, energy efficiency and good, green jobs.

he is also a strong advocate for election reforms such as Instant Runoff Voting, proportional representation and Intro 410. No stranger to government, Lynne worked for the New Zealand Parliament as their voting system reform coordinator. She was Deputy Director of the Political Reform Program of the New America Foundation and was a Senior Analyst for FairVote.

Lynne is kicking off her campaign on World Environment Day. This year’s anti-food waste theme of “Think. Eat. Save” encourages people to reduce their foodprint.

Perhaps we’ll see you there!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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Thank you for the kind words. It looks we’ll have great weather to enjoy the back patio garden (fingers crossed).


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