Party Leader Runs Again by Gotham Gazette Staff, Nov 01, 2008 Twitter Democrat Herman D. Farrell Jr. has been a member of the Assembly since 1974 and has represented the 71st District since 1983. He is currently the Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and is a member of the Rules Committee. Farrell is prominent in the Democratic Party, having served as the chair of the State Democratic Party, leader of the Manhattan Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. In the election, he faces Republican Kenneth M Britton. Little information is available about Britton. Farrell raised $7,267 in the reporting period leading up to the filing of his 32 Day Pre-General report but showed a balance of minus $23,221. A report for Britton was not available. Â Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.