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32nd City Council District

by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

In a district that was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy last year, one-term incumbent Republican Eric Ulrich is facing off against longtime Democratic district leader Lew Simon for the seat that includes parts of the Rockaway Peninsula, Howard Beach and Ozone Park. Ulrich is one of the few Republicans on the City Council. Simon, who had a "cardiac event" during the campaign, has tried to batter Ulrich for not being responsive to the needs of the district following the hurricane. At least one poll has shown that Ulrich, who last year tried for a state Senate seat, has a high approval rating.

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Lew Simon (D)

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Biography: Simon is a district leader and former community liason for the state Senate. His current occupation is listed as "private school teacher" on the city's official voter guide.

 

Eric Ulrich

Eric Ulrich (R, I, C)

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Biography: Eric A. Ulrich won a special election to District 32 in 2009. He is currently the youngest member of the council at 24 years old. He studied political science at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. A Republican, Ulrich serves as the minority whip. He is seen as something of a rising star in local GOP politics and in November 2011 was named chair of the Romney presidential campaign in New York City. Ulrich will be term limited in 2021.

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William Ruiz

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Biography: None.

 

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Lew Simon (D)

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Biography: None.

 

Eric Ulrich

Eric Ulrich (R, I, C, WF)

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Biography: >Eric A. Ulrich won a special election to District 32 in 2009. He is currently the youngest member of the council at 24 years old. He studied political science at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. A Republican, Ulrich serves as the minority whip. He is seen as something of a rising star in local GOP politics and in November 2011 was named chair of the Romney presidential campaign in New York City. Ulrich will be term limited in 2021.

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