Elizabeth Crowley looks so J. Crew so what a surprise to find out about her relationship with former assemblyman Brian McLaughlin now in jail.
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(10/26/06): Queens Chronicle: Elizabeth Crowley was a political ally of (former Assemblyman and union boss) Brian McLaughlin, she has been reported to be one of three female friends with whom he had "a close personal relationship," according to an indictment against McLaughlin.
McLaughlin was arrested Oct.17, 2006, on charges of stealing more than $2 million from New York State and labor unions. In May, 2009 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Guilt by association: NY Post:
one day in 2004 – as McLaughlin explored running for mayor – he skipped out on an interview with
a New York Times reporter, after
hiding out in his office with Elizabeth Crowley.
Highlights of Crowley's tenure in the city council: Pushed for a public high school in Maspeth. When the Dept of Education would not guarantee that local children could gain admission, she voted against the high school in a city council vote. However she did not seek any support from her council colleagues. The high school was approved by a vote of 33 to 7. Now she supports the school even though there is no priority admission for residents of Maspeth & Middle Village.
In 2010 angered Council Speaker Christine Quinn for leaking important information to the press. Quinn punished Crowley, giving her the least amount of pork funding out of 51 council members, almost $1 million less than the top allocation.
So much for working with the Democratic-controlled city council.