Thomas White Jr.

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Thomas White, Jr. (August 21, 1939 – August 27, 2010) [1] was a member of the New York City Council from Queens. A Democrat, he represented the 28th Council District, which includes the neighborhoods of Jamaica, South Jamaica, and Richmond Hill.

He co-founded and was the Executive Director of J-CAP, an alcohol and substance abuse residential treatment program in New York State. [1]

White won the Democratic primary vote in November 2009 to seek a new term, following the overturning of term limits at the insistence of New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a vote by the New York City Council, by a six votes. [2] This small margin of victory has been attributed by some political observers to public anger over the overturning by the City Council of two referendums supporting eight-year term limits.[ citation needed ] Five other council incumbents, four of whom had voted to overturn term limits, lost their bids for re-election, the largest such number since the 1980s.

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  1. 1 2 Official NYC Council Website about Thomas White
  2. Katz, Celeste (August 27, 2010). "Queens City Councilman Thomas White, Jr. Dies at 71". Daily News . Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Pinkett
New York City Council, 28th District
Succeeded by
Allan Jennings
Preceded by
Allan Jennings
New York City Council, 28th District
Succeeded by
Ruben Wills