Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Borough Park.
GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
Take a look at all the latest results for the November 5, 2002 general
x-Kevin S. Parker (Dem) 27,386 -78 percent
Herman Hall (Rep) 4,120 - 12 percent
Noach Dear (Con) 3,010 - 9 percent
Lori Citron Knipel (Lib) 384 - 1 percent
- Noach Dear (Rep)
- Herman Hall (Ind)
- Lori Knipel (Lib)
- Kevin Parker (Dem)
Omar Boucher (Dem): Boucher is a community
activist, labor organizer and political consultant.
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Noach Dear (Dem/Rep): A former City
Councilman from the 44th District located in Central
Brooklyn, this year Dear is running for the State Senate. In
2000 Dear ran as a Republican against Brooklyn Congressman
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Lori Knipel (Dem/Lib) received her Bachelor's Degree from Brooklyn College.
From 1983-1992 Knipel served as Legislative Liaison to Assembly Speaker
Mel Miller. She has been a member of Community Board #14 since 1982.
Knipel is also the founder of the Flatbush Renaissance Committee and the
Women's Political Caucus.
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Kevin Parker (Dem/Wor): Parker is a Brooklyn native and
resident of the Flatbush community for 25 years. He ran for
City Council in 2001 and lost. Currently he is the Special
Assistant to State Comptroller Carl McCall's Office
responsible for intergovernmental relations. He has also
served as the 2nd Vice Chair of Community Board 17. Kevin
Parker has a BS in Public Service from Penn State and holds
an MS from the New School. Currently he is pursuing a
doctorate at CUNY Graduate Center.
PRIMARY ELECTION - SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
- Omar Boucher (Dem)
- Noach Dear (Rep - Primary Winner)
- Herman Hall (Ind - Primary Winner)
- Harry Kaloshi (Dem)
- Lori Knipel (Lib)
- Kevin Parker (Dem/Wor - Primary Winner)
- Jeffrey Stein (Wor )
Noach Dear, who was unable to run for re-election to the
Council last year because of term limits, wants to be known as a state
senator, and is pursuing that in a newly configured district anchored in
the more racially diverse East Flatbush and Canarsie sections in
Brooklyn. While Mr. Dear, 48, is perhaps the best known of the four
candidates for the nomination in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary, he is
by no means assured of victory. (New York Times)
The Republicans are trying to convince three Democratic candidates running for State Senate in southern Brooklyn to switch parties if they get elected. Carl Kruger, Seymour Lachman and Noach Dear have all been promised money for their districts as well as other favors if they choose to change parties when elected. Senator Kruger seems to be the most receptive of the three while Lachman has refused outright. Of the three, Dear is the only one who is not an incumbent.
(New York Times)
Article in Jewish Press expresses dissatisfaction concerning the State Senate redistricting plan that divides Borough Park in between a few different Senate districts. It urges Jewish voters in these areas to turn out in high numbers to make up for their watered down bloc voting power.
The State Senate Race in the new 21st District is heating up. Dear is hoping that a divided field of Caribbean American candidates will allow him to win a primary in a divided field. To counter this 8 of the possible candidates of Caribbean descent agreed to conduct an informal straw poll which community activist Omar Boucher ended up winning.
Noach Dear stated that he is seriously considering becoming a candidate in the new 21st District. The district includes half of his old Council District giving him a solid and unified base of support. Though the district is around 58% black, a crowded field increases the chances that a candidate may be able to win with a small but enthusiastic support base. Dear declared that he did not think the race will turn into ethnic politics. "There is no jewish pothole, no black pothole", said Dear. (Daily News)