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Important Dates for 2002:

June 18 - First day party candidates can gather signatures for petitions

July 25 - Last day to file petitions

August 12 - New York City Board Of Elections begins hearings on challenges to petitions

August 16 - Last day to register in person or by mail for the primary election

September 10 - Primary Election

September 30 - Certification of general election ballot by State Board of Elections

October 11 - Last day to register in person or by mail for the general election

November 5 - General Election

Bronx River, Harding Park, Clason Point, Hunts Point and Soundview.

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
Take a look at all the latest results for the November 5, 2002 general election.

x-Ruben Diaz (Dem) 9,357 - 93 percent
William Newmark (Rep) 756 - 7 percent

Candidates:

  • Ruben Diaz (Dem) Incumbent
  • William Newmark (Rep/Con)


BIOGRAPHIES

Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr., (Dem), represents the 75th Assembly District of Bronx County, including the neighborhoods of Bronx River, Harding Park, Clason Point, Hunts Point and Soundview.

Mr. Diaz, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, was born on April 26, 1973. Matriculated from La Guardia Community College CUNY, he is, at present, obtaining a degree in philosophy and political theory from Lehman College.

Assemblyman Diaz is a member of the New York State Assembly's Standing Committees on Children and Families, Cities, Correction, Education, Environmental Conservation, Governmental Operations, and Housing. He is also a member of the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force. In addition, Assemblyman Diaz was recently appointed chairman of the Assembly's Critical Transportation Choices Commission.

William Newmark (Rep/Con) is a self employed political consultant. He is a high school graduate and ran for Assembly previously in 2000.


7 BILLS IMPORTANT TO NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS THAT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IS LIKELY TO VOTE ON IN THE NEXT TERM:

1. Rent Regulation: The current rent regulation laws expire in June 2003. Supporters of rent regulation hope that the current provisions will be extended for another five years and that the legislature will repeal the provision which deregulates apartments that rent for $2,000 or more a month. The State Assembly passed such a bill this year, but it died in the Senate in the face of opposition from Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. If the Legislature does not take concerted action in June, rent regulation in New York City will end.

In 2002 Assemblymember Diaz voted in favor of repealing vacancy decontrol, the law that permits landlords to increase rent 18 percent automatically whenever a tenant moves out