2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 20th City Council District

* If there is an asterisk next to a candidate's name, s/he did not submit a profile or record a video.
Peter A. Koo
Democratic, Conservative

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Council member

Previous Occupation(s): Peter Koo is a Pharmacist who founded and became CEO and President of the Starside Pharmacy chain

Education: University of New Mexico - College of Pharmacy, where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree

Organizational Affiliations: Peter Koo was an active member of Community Board 7, rhe has served as an advisor of the Queens General Hospital Community Advisory Board; Treasurer, Founder and Trustee of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation; the Flushing Lions Club, Flushing Rotary Club and the American Cancer Society.

Prior Public Experience: Served in the New York City Council for four years

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 20 you would address if elected?

During my first term in office I have worked tirelessly to help promote real positive change and have fought to bring necessary services and funding to our community. I am proud to announce that my office has resolved over 6800 community-based complaints and has secured over $15 million in City funding for our district thus far. In my first term, I have worked with my fellow elected officials and community leaders to remove illegal commuter buses from our streets, secure funding for much needed security cameras in downtown Flushing, provide free flu shots to those in need, sponsor numerous educational workshops and community events and implement new traffic signals and controls to make our streets safer for motorists and pedestrians alike.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

More needs to be done to improve traffic conditions, assist small business, help seniors get the services they deserve, enhance the education experience for students, improve public safety and continue improving the overall quality of life for all residents.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I will continue to strive to improve our quality of life here in the district, to fight for needed capital projects and to protect vital services. I am proud to have the opportunity to serve you and your interests in the New York City Council and look forward to working with my colleagues to achieve wonderful things for the people of New York City.


Reprinted as supplied by the candidate. Not participating in the Campaign Finance Program.


This Guide lists all candidates who appear to be on the ballot for the general election based on the latest information obtained from the New York City Board of Elections, even if a candidate did not submit a profile or record a video for the Guide. Profiles and video scripts were submitted to the CFB by the candidates and are reprinted as supplied, except in the case of egregious errors and minor formatting issues, which may be corrected by the CFB. Videos appearing in this Guide were recorded and approved for broadcast by the candidates. All the candidates have affirmed under penalty of perjury that the information in their profiles and videos is true to the best of their knowledge. Website and social media links were supplied by the candidates. The CFB is not responsible for non-working links, although it does correct or remove them to the extent practicable. The CFB removes links that are not campaign-related.

The views expressed in the candidate profiles, videos, and linked materials do not represent those of the New York City Campaign Finance Board.

View Candidate Submission Disclaimer


Party Key
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • G = Green
  • JE = Jobs & Education
  • REF = Reform