Notheast Queens Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, will officially announce his campaign for Congress on Monday evening.
Halloran will be running for the newly formed Sixth District. He has the nomination of the Queens GOP, and will also be running as the Conservative Party nominee. He was recently named to a top newspaper.
According to a statement issued by his Council District spokesman Steven Stites, "Halloran is running to create jobs; reinforce support for Israel, America’s strongest ally; and create energy alternatives to reduce the price of gasoline on hardworking families."
There is currently a three-person race to go against him in the general election. Assemblyman Rory Lancman, D-Fresh Meadows, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, D-Middle Village or the Democratic party pick, Grace Meng will fight it out to make it to the general election.
The District, which encompasses Bayside, Bayside Hills, Forest Hills, Oakland Gardens, Murray Hill, Fresh Meadows, Auburndale, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Briarwood, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village and Ridgewood makes up much of the current district of Congressman Gary Ackerman, D-Bayside, who for re-election.
The campaign event will take place on Monday at 5p.m., at Bowne Park in Flushing, near Halloran’s home.