Julia Salazar is the talk of the town. She’s a Democrat running to unseat incumbent State Senator Martin Dilan and represent Bushwick, Cypress Hills and parts of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. She’s been profiled by New York magazine and the Intercept, discussed on NY1, seen on stage trading endorsements with Cynthia Nixon, and tabbed as a possible inheritor of the progressive mantle that carried Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to her stunning primary victory last month.
Most of that coverage focuses on Salazar’s links to the Democratic Socialists of America. When she joined me Tuesday on 112BK, the daily news program on BRIC, the discussion was about her very progressive menu of policy ideas, from rent stabilization for all to single-payer healthcare to non-citizen voting.