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Bronx 81st Assembly District: A Challenger Hangs On

Nov 01, 2008

Jeffrey Dinowitz came to the Assembly, representing Riverdale, in 1994. In his bid for two more years, he faces Conservative Jeffrey Klapper In his campaign to win re-election, Dinowitz reportedly challenged


A Third Round in Highbridge

Nov 01, 2008

Aurelia Greene has represented this Bronx district, which includes Highbridge, since 1982. In the Assembly, she has held a variety of leadership posts and sponsored a number of bills, dealing


A 22-Year-Old Seeks to Topple a Veteran

Nov 01, 2008

The race in the 75th district on Manhattan's West Side represents a sharp contrast between a long-time politician and total newcomer. Assemblymember Richard Gottfried has represented the 75th District since


Kavanagh Seeks to End the Turnover

Nov 01, 2008

The 74th district has seen a great deal of legislative turnover in recent years. Democratic Assemblymember Steven Sanders, who had represented the district since 1978, resigned in 2006. In a


GOP Hits Snags in the Silk Stocking District

Nov 01, 2008

Party Leader Runs Again Assemblymember Jonathan Bing has represented the 73rd District since he was first elected in 2002. The former lawyer, who will appear on the Democratic and Working Families


Party Leader Runs Again

Nov 01, 2008

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


Jeffries Seeks a Second Term

Nov 01, 2008

Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries faces Republican challenger Charles Brickous. Jeffries is ending his first term in the Assembly and is viewed by many as a rising star in New York State


Former Councilmember Seeks to Remain in Assembly

Nov 01, 2008

Democratic incumbent Annette Robinson faces Republican Henry Snead in next week's election. Robinson is a former City Council member forced out of office in 2001 due to term limits. She