Tag Archive: John Scandalios

Jan 17 2013

Candidate Questioned In Fatal Brooklyn Subway Shootout

ScandaliosIt was a close call for a former state Assembly candidate now running for a Queens City Council seat who was riding in the subway just two cars away from a deadly shootout where one man was killed and two officers injured.

John Scandalios, a resident of Flushing and former comic book store owner (whom didn’t make it on the ballot last election due to a technicality) said he immediately pulled out his cell phone to post on his Facebook and let everyone know that he was okay.

“When the subway stopped at Fort Hamilton, we heard what sounded like gunfire but we were unsure until people came running for their lives into our car,” Scandalios wrote. He described the scene as passengers threw themselves to the floor around him and said “at that point we knew it was indeed gunfire” according to a report in the Examiner.

Scandalios said he fully cooperated with the authorities, adding that he was questioned for four hours at the 72nd Pct. and later driven back to his home in a squad car.

It is unclear what his intentions are for public office, although Scandalios has wrote time and time again that he will not accept campaign contributions on his Facebook and thus has not filed with the CFB.

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Aug 01 2012

999 Candidate Removed From The Ballot

Wrong bridge buddy.

John Scandalios, a grassroots candidate that once announced a run for City Council (but realized it wasn’t until 2013), and then threw his hat into the ring for Grace Meng’s Assembly seat, has been removed from the ballot by the Board of Elections.

Following tumultuous court proceedings where Scondo, the owner of a comic book store, hurled accusations of a conspiracy theory, the Board decided it’s not going to happen.

Scondo, as he is affectionately  known, came on the scene touting a record of civic accomplishments from the early 90’s. He was seen during petition period gathering signatures at the Broadway Train Station on the LIRR from anyone that was unfortunate enough to pass by. His petitions were white in color despite running as a Democrat.

For months prior to the petition period he went on the attack against Grace Meng, often boycotting the issues in favor of hurtful nonsense on her FB page. He would show up at locations outside the district and piggyback off any events where he saw the chance to steal the limelight and catch a headline in his signature crass manner.

He was also a vocal supporter of Liz Crowley, which no one really understood.

He could still run as a write-in candidate. How whimsical would that be?



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