Assemblyman Castro Reflects on 'Great Victory'

Assemblyman Nelson Castro on primary day (Photo: Alma Watkins)
Last Tuesday, Assemblyman Nelson Castro fought off a primary challenge from Hector Ramirez, a district leader who’d received the support of the Bronx Democratic Party, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and all the big unions. In what was the tightest race in the borough, Castro secured 54 percent of the vote to Ramirez’s 46, giving him a 269 vote victory margin. While the certified results won’t be released until all the absentee and affidavit ballots have been counted, and the voting machines re-canvassed, Ramirez has already called Castro to congratulate him. (The Board of Elections is expected to have these numbers