Nayma Silver-Matos, Manny De Los Santos, and Edwin De La Cruz are the three candidates vying to replace Carmen De La Rosa, who resigned her seat when she was elected to represent the City Council’s 10th district.
“The Manhattan Democratic Party is proud to support the selection by the 30th Senate District Committee of Cordell Cleare as their Democratic Nominee for the New York State Senate,” the party said in a Saturday evening release.
While virtually anyone can file a petition with the state to run as an independent in a special election like this one, the Democratic nominee in this race will be selected through the Manhattan Democratic Party’s competitive county committee process, instead of a primary election.
Five hoping to replace Andrew Cohen in representing the northwest Bronx staked out different positions on housing, policing, the budget and more.
The WBAI hosts break down the results from the special election for public advocate and speak to winner Jumaane Williams about his victory and his next steps.
Eric Ulrich presents himself as Republican enough to challenge the power of the mayor as public advocate, but not so Republican that any voters should think he’s part of President Trump’s wing of the party.
Greis Torres and Jarrett Murphy |
The Bronx Democrat has broken with the country organization more than once. But he is still in line for a promotion to the legislature’s upper house come April.