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Nepotism is No Secret in Campaign  of Bronx Assemblyman’s Son

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High school teacher Eric Dinowitz, 33, is the son of Bronx Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, a Democrat who represents Kingsbridge, Norwood, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, and Woodlawn. Photo Credit: www.krvcdc.org

Money and politics are reportedly combining in an attempt to get a Bronx assemblyman’s son elected to the New York City Council.

High school teacher Eric Dinowitz, 33, is the son of Bronx Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, a Democrat who represents Kingsbridge, Norwood, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, and Woodlawn. He wants to serve in the City Council. According to published reports, he is getting campaign cash from his father now despite the fact that the race he wants to run in doesn’t happen until 2021.

“That’s because the Bronx political machine is pushing hard for a special election for this fall, which would give the son a big advantage over potential rivals, according to insiders,” the New York Post has reported. According to the paper, Assemblyman Dinowitz’s committee has already placed $2,675 into his son’s campaign coffers, which filings show now totals $55,247.

Readers of artvoice.com may recognize the elder Dinowitz’s name. the web site recently ran a piece with the catchy headline “NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Gives Finger To Parents of Vaccine Injured Children.”

On May 28 of this year, the story reads, Dinowitz “gave his constituents the middle finger as he strode into a press conference where he is championing taking away NY State citizens the right to their own bodies.”

“Standing outside of 250 Broadway in NYC, his photo was taken by one of Diniwitz’s constituents who was with a crowd of people protesting a Nazi-like bill that Dinowitz has been championing since 2014,” the web site reported. “This bill would take away the Constitutional Right to Religious Freedom with regard to opting out of injecting poisonous and cancer-causing substances into one’s own body. In other words, this bill would force NYS citizens to inject themselves with KNOWN carcinogens.”

Dinowitz, the artvoice.com story continued, “is using a trumped up ‘measles’ outbreak to bring his bill back to life. Back in 2014, there was no ‘outbreak’ therefore his bill died on the vine. However, now with a few cases of the measles which is not fatal, he saw fit to jump on the bandwagon to get his bill passed.”

Rita Palma, who founded the organization My Kids, My Choice, told the New York Daily News in an interview that several inoculation-averse families were protesting outside of a Manhattan press conference held by Dinowitz and state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D) when he allegedly used the offensive gesture.

“I’m terribly disappointed and disgusted that an elected official would behave in such a way to disparage people who were standing up for the rights of themselves and their children,” Palma told the newspaper.

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