Former Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito Endorses Melissa Sklarz

Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito Endorses Melissa Sklarz for New York State Assembly Queens, New York:—Today, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito officially endorsed Melissa Sklarz for the New York State Assembly in District 30, citing Melissa’s ability to get results in Albany and at City Hall and her passion for public […]


Democratic insider mounts primary challenge against Assemblyman Brian Barnwell

By Bill Parry Woodside resident Melissa Sklarz announced Tuesday she will mount a primary challenge against state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) in September. Sklarz, a longtime Democratic party insider, is the first transgender person to run in the 30th Assembly District, which includes Woodside and Maspeth, as well as parts of Middle Village, Astoria, Long […]


Transgender activist Melissa Sklarz to challenge Brian Barnwell for Queens Assembly seat

By Ryan Kelley With 15 years of experience serving the Democratic party in a number of roles, Melissa Sklarz is making history by running against Assemblyman Brian Barnwell in the 2018 primary. Sklarz officially announced her candidacy on Feb. 20, becoming the first transgender person to run for the District 30 seat, which covers parts of Woodside, Maspeth, Middle Village, […]