New York State Primaries Sept 13 - Pt 2
If you haven't read Pt 1, check it out first!
More State Senate Races!
SD18 (Bushwick, Williamburg, Cypress Hills, Greenpointe): A rare non-IDC challenge! Incumbent Martin Malave Dilan is an actual Democrat who caucuses with Democrats, but he is facing a challenge from his left from Julia Salazar, who is endorsed by Our Revolution and the PCCC. The race has gotten pretty nasty - Dilan has been in office since 2002 and takes quite a bit of money from real-estate and landlord organizations that oppose pro-tenant bills. Meanwhile Salazar has been accused of being a carpet-bagger to the district and greatly exaggerating her working-class, immigrant, and Jewish roots, sometimes being called out by her own family. I don't really have a horse in this fight, either is ok, but there is something quite appealing about a young socialist woman taking on a long-term incumbent to force him out of complacency. Definite shades of Ocasio-Cortez.
SD20 (Crown Heights, Gowanus, Sunset Park, Brownsville): Aaaaand back to the IDC. Incumbent Jesse Hamilton is an IDC member and is being challenged by Zellnore Myrie, a lawyer and affordable housing advocate. Myrie is also endorsed by Our Revolution and the PCCC, and promises to caucus with the party that nominated him. Get out there and vote for Z, Brooklyn!!
SD23 (NE shore of Staten Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Sunset Park): IDC member Diane Savino is being challenged by Jasmine Robinson, a legal secretary endorsed by Our Revolution. Jasi has been an active member for years of the Staten Island Democratic Association, and of course will actually caucus as a Democrat. Go vote for her, Staten Island and Brooklyn! (there is another Dem on the ballot, Brandon Stradford, and he seems very nice and qualified, but it looks like Jasmine Robinson has more endorsements and momentum and we can't split the vote if we want Hamilton out).