Frank Spangenberg

for City Council
District 19

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For nearly forty years, as a teacher and as a law enforcement officer, my life has centered on service.  My desire to serve my community is stronger now than ever, and I believe that the experience and knowledge I have gained over the years will have real value in public office.  With your support, I believe we can accomplish great things both for our neighborhoods in northeastern Queens, and for the whole city. 

Let's start today, and let's do it together. 

Frank Spangenberg


March 10, 2021

From Patch.Com:
'Jeopardy!' Champ Frank Spangenberg Running For City Council
The Douglaston resident set the quiz show's all-time, one-week winnings record in 1990. Now, he's running to represent Northeast Queens.
Click here to read the whole article at Patch.Com

April 8, 2021

From Queens Chronicle:
Eight leaders seek D19 Council seat
If you don’t recognize Dr. Frank Spangenberg from his time as an NYPD lieutenant, a high school teacher or as an adjunct assistant professor of criminal justice in John Jay College’s graduate program, you might recognize him from his winning streak on “Jeoporady!” in 1990. Spangenberg, who spent half of his life in Flushing and half in Douglastion, defines himself as a “pragmatic moderate who does not believe that good ideas are limited only to one side or the other of the political spectrum.” 
Click here to read the whole article at the Queens Chronicle website.

May 11, 2021

Watch: Frank Spangenberg NYC Council District 19 (Queens) 

By Skye Ostreicher

Francis (Frank) Spangenberg is running for NYC Council District 19 in Queens, a seat currently held by term-limited Paul Vallone. The 19th Council District is comprised of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, and Whitestone.

PoliticsNY asked Spangenberg three questions in three minutes as part of our meet the candidate series on the road to the June 22 citywide primaries.

Click here to watch the video, which is also posted on YouTube.

July 23, 2020
From ABC Channel 7:
Revisit NYC 'Jeopardy!' champ Frank Spangenberg's rise to game show glory in the 1990s
Click here to watch the story

March 31, 2021

2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 19th District?

QNS sent five questions to each candidate running for the District 19 City Council seat including [ . . . ] Frank Spangenberg,     [ . . . ] 


See their answers, listed alphabetically, below

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April 26, 2021

From Sunnyside Post
City Council Candidates Learn Where They Will Appear on the Ballot

The City’s Board of Elections held a random drawing earlier this month to determine where on the ballot a candidate’s name will appear.

In races where there are many names, the order may make a difference. [ . . . ]


Here are the results – in order – of the drawing for Queens contests for borough president and City Council: [ . . . ]

Council District 19 – currently held by Councilmember Paul Vallone:

Democratic Candidates: Adriana Aviles, Austin Shafran, Francis E. Spangenberg, Richard J. Lee, Nabaraj KC and Tony Avella

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June 11, 2021

From Patch.Com:
NYC Council Election: Frank Spangenberg Seeks Bayside Seat
New Yorkers get to cast ballots this month for City Council, mayor and other local offices. Bayside Patch is profiling each candidate.
Click here to read the whole profile at