Democratic State Senator, His District Threatened, Focuses on Party’s Future

Michael Gianaris

March 12, 2012

The New York Times wrote a piece on Senator Gianaris and the Democrats' efforts to recapture the Senate majority.

Michael N. Gianaris, a Democratic state senator from Astoria, Queens, was in bed at 11:30 one night in January when a reporter called. Republicans were drafting new Senate districts to reflect the 2010 census, and word had leaked of what they had in store for Mr. Gianaris: his neighborhood would be appended to the district of a fellow Democratic senator.


“One thing I’ve learned being in public service is that feathers must be ruffled if anything’s going to change,”

Read the full article here.