It is imperative for Brooklyn readers to not only vote in the upcoming primary elections but to get family, friends, and neighbors to vote as well.
Most of the candidates The Jewish Press endorses below are being challenged by candidates politically beholden to Councilman Charles Barron, who is notorious for making grossly anti-Semitic comments and who has been condemned for them by no fewer than 12 independent communal groups.
We cannot stand by and allow his influence to grow. The candidates we have endorsed are capable, bright, personable, and enthusiastic, and have shown they work well with the Jewish community and all the many other ethnic and religious communities that comprise or will comprise their districts.
In the coming weeks we will be meeting with other candidates running for elected office and more endorsements will follow.
New York State Senate
Roxanne Persaud for New York State Senate in the 19th Senate District which includes sections of Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Flatlands and Mill basin.
New York State Assembly
Tremaine Wright for New York State Assembly 56th Assembly District which includes sections of Crown Heights and Williamsburg.
Steve Cymbrowitz for New York State Assembly 45th Assembly District which includes sections of Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach.
Jamie Williams for New York State Assembly 59th Assembly District which includes sections of Mill Basin, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Canarsie.
State Committeeman/Woman/District Leader
Olanike Alabie for State Committeewoman/District Leader 57th Assembly District, which includes sections of Crown Heights, Prospect Park, and Clinton Hill.
Dilia Scach for State Committeewoman/District Leader 46th Assembly District, which includes sections of Sea Gate, Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton, and Bath Beach.
Charles Ragusa for State Committeeman/District Leader 47th Assembly District, which includes sections of Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Mapleton.
Sue Ann Partnow for State Committeewoman/District Leader 59th Assembly District, which includes sections of Mill Basin, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Canarsie.