Tuesday's main observation was as follows:As a result of Eric Adams becoming BP, the D20 seat has now been vacant for something like six months. I wanted to point out on Tuesday that, "if my employer saw no effect from a position being vacant for 6 months, they'd consider eliminating the position all together", but I decided not to.
In this case, the employer (Gov. Cuomo) seems to have little interest to bring another strong Dem to the current clusterfart that is the state senate.If I lived in SD20, I would have been made some inquiries into this. The people who live within SD20 own the fault for the poor response to their vacant seat.
I'm not sure this is fair. The decision to have a special election has a steep cost. It's cheaper for all of us if the race to fill the seat is done during the regular election cycle rather than mobilizing off cycle. Presence or absence of this Senator isn't going to change the majority which is why the Governor isn't going to lay out $s to make sure the position is filled until September.
The State Democratic primary election is Tuesday, September 9. This year, two legislative seats representing Prospect Heights are open, with no incumbent running for re-election.
Hear from candidates hoping to represent the 52nd Assembly District and the 20th State Senate District at PHNDC's 2014 Candidates Forum, to be held Wednesday, August 27 at Duryea Presbyterian Church, 362 Sterling Place (corner of Underhill Avenue), beginning at 7:30PM.
The 52nd Assembly District includes the blocks of Prospect Heights west of Underhill Avenue, St. Johns Place and Plaza Street East, and south of Prospect Place. The candidates are:
The 20th State Senate District represents Prospect Heights blocks south of St. Marks Avenue. Candidates are:
All candidates have confirmed participation in this event.
The Assembly panel will begin at 7:30PM. The State Senate panel will begin at 8:30PM. Both panels will be moderated by WNYC economic development journalist Janet Babin.
Community members may submit questions for the candidates using Google Moderator. All questions will be reviewed and compiled by the forum organizers prior to the event.
I understand why they give lip service. I just find it depressing that 1. The aspiring politicians actually think it is easy to create
Here's another event, @whynot_31: The Q and Friends Sponsor A Senate Debate: August 28(From the Q at Parkside)
I also saw a post for an upcoming 20th Senatorial District tenants forum. (Mr. Hamilton's name is on the flyer somewhere too.) At the BK Museum stop? Good and strategic place to campaign. I wouldn't be surprised if his people were to pop up at the Prospect Park train station soon.
A candidate for the 20th District State Senate Seat accused his foe of ignoring six complaints of rape and assault at a senior home during a heated debate Thursday — yet had little information to substantiate the claims, DNAinfo New York has learned.