Sheepshead Bay State Senator David Storobin will run for re-election in the new Super Jewish district, named that for its dense population of Orthodox Jews.
Th district was drawn up in March as a result of the population changes revealed in the 2010 United States Census. The district includes the neighborhoods of Boro Park and Flatbush.
According to Politicker, Storobin’s main primary opposition, Nachman Caller of the Republican Party, has decided to drop out of the race, and will now support Storobin. Storobin will most likely compete against the Democrat Simcha Felder, a former City Councilman, in the general election. Although Felder began as the frontrunner, much of the area’s voter population has transferred its loyalty to the Republican Party. Storobin told Hamodia that he is looking forward to a civil competition between himself and Felder.
Storobin won the the recount for a special election in corrupt State Senator Carl Kruger’s district about a week ago. Kruger resigned last year, after pleading guilty to bribery charges on the federal level. However, due to the fact that Storobin’s current seat was disassembled in this year’s redistricting process, it was unclear if he would seek re-election.
“I am very happy that I won the previous election,” Storobin said. “I think it was a big victory for the Jewish community. I think it was a big victory for all of those who subscribe to conservative values, and I think we need to continue.”
- Yafah Sutton
Source: Sheepshead Bites. Storobin (l) and Fidler (r).
The allegations of fraud that came forward during the State Senate District 27 special election between Democrat Lew Fidler and Republican David Storobin were a call to action for Assemblyman William Colton. He decided to put forth a bill to better regulate absentee voting.
The bill was recently introduced and is waiting for Senate sponsorship.
Colton said this bill would clear things up for future elections, “This is a second layer of protection to avoid possible fraud and confusion in the counting of ballots,” he told the New York Daily News.
The legislation states that election officials will have to make a note in front of a voter’s name if a voter requests an absentee ballot. Then, if the voter shows up at a polling place, they would not be allowed to vote in person. They can only vote through an absentee ballot.
In the race for Carl Kruger’s seat, absentee voter fraud allegations came to the forefront of the election. Fidler’s camp claimed that a Storobin staff member included both absentee and in-person ballots from voters.
Colton aims to create a definitive end for this controversial situation.
The contentious race for disgraced local pol Carl Kruger’s former state senate seat – which represents a district that will no longer exist at the end of the year due to redistricting – is still undecided more than two weeks after the March 20, special election.
In the latest twist, Councilman Fidler’s campaign – which has unofficially pulled ahead based on the recommendations of a panel of judges – is alleging voter fraud by a Storobin consultant. Continue Reading »
State Senator Diane Savino thinks the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) dropped the ball in what should have been an easy lay up of a senate race between Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican attorney David Sorobin.
Savino, a former co-chair of the DSCC, made her opinion public in an article posted late yesterday by Times Union political blogger Jimmy Veilkind.
The two major sources of Savino’s scorn? DSCC Chairman Mike Gianaris and Democrat go-to election consultants the Parkside Group – which she did not refer to by name. The Parkside Group had run David Weprin’s unsuccessful Congressional bid against Republican Bob Turner. Continue Reading »
While State Senate District 27 includes just a small portion of our coverage area, we wanted to give our readers some background on the election, as well as an update on its outcome (or lack thereof).
Yesterday’s contentious special election for State Senator ended with both sides declaring victory in a race that’s still too close to call. Continue Reading »
This morning, I passed by P.S. 226 on 23rd Avenue, which is in State Senate District 27, and hosting a Special Election today in order to decide who will replace Carl Kruger.
The race pits Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler against Republican attorney David Storobin.
While the winner will only serve eight months due to redistricting, it’s important to make every voice heard, especially in the face of what our editor Ned Berke describes as “a klustersuck of identity warfare, dividing or alienating significant portions of this community.”
So how do you find out if you live in District 27???
Why, simply click on this handy-dandy district double-checker, my friend!