We at the Jewish Voice have researched the following candidates who are running in Brooklyn and the surrounding areas and have come up with the slate of people below who would strive and fight to maintain and even better our current way of life. Look them over and show your support by casting your votes for them for the future of all of us. Thanks!
11th District–Staten Island/Brooklyn. In the State Assembly, Nicole (the Republican and Conservative candidate) has worked assiduously to find commonsense solutions to the issues that matter most on Staten Island and in Southern Brooklyn. She’s been a reliable voice defending her constituents against the regressive policies advanced in both Albany and City Hall! She has also received the endorsement of President Trump and of longtime Democrat Assemblyman and Jewish community activist, Dov Hikind.
3- Cathy Bernstein–Congress
10th District–(running against Nadler–Manhattan/Brooklyn) Cathy Bernstein has lived on the Upper West Side for the past 35 years, and she is witnessing the city decline again due to the progressive policies of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congressman Jerry Nadler of the 10th Congressional District. As a fellow constituent, Cathy cares deeply about the quality of life in the 10th Congressional District. Cathy is a lifelong New York Republican. A SUNY Albany Business graduate and CPA, Cathy has worked at a Big 8 accounting firm specializing in taxation and now works as a Financial Consultant. She is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and has served on its Taxation of Individuals Committees.
4–Vito Bruno–State Senator
22nd State Senate District–Vito Bruno, a music industry insider who got his start at 2001 Odyssey, the Brooklyn club made famous in “Saturday Night Fever,” says crime and safety are his biggest concerns as he mounts a challenge against incumbent State Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D-Bay Ridge) as a Republican. Bruno earned the support of Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa as he claims inequality and safety are the two biggest issues facing Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights.
5–Simcha Felder–State Senator
17th State Senate District–During his tenure on the New York City Council, Felder gained popularity among his conservative Jewish constituents for advocating strongly on their behalf and for supporting Israel. Felder backed city funding for religious schools, while maintaining that he opposes displays of religion in public schools. Felder has also gained attention by calling for better labeling of caffeine content in foods and beverages, as well as a ban on the distribution of unsolicited fliers.
45th State Assembly District–A child of Holocaust survivors, Assemblyman Cymbrowitz is involved with the international organization World Without Nazism and has been a featured speaker at conferences in Moscow, Berlin, and Riga, warning of the recent rise of neo-Nazi groups and the need for increased vigilance to deal with this threat. In his Brooklyn district, he sponsors an annual contest in which hundreds of students creatively express what they’ve learned about the Holocaust as well as the importance of treating all people with tolerance and compassion.
7–Simcha Eichenstein–State Assembly
48th State Assembly District–Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein was elected on November 6, 2018, to represent New York’s 48th Assembly District, which includes the neighborhoods of Borough Park and Midwood in Brooklyn. Before his election, Simcha served on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legislative affairs team in Albany, and as part of the mayor’s senior Intergovernmental staff at City Hall. During this time, Simcha played a crucial role advocating for budgetary and legislative priorities vital to the City of New York in Albany, and was instrumental in helping craft and pass many pieces of legislation in the state legislature.
8- Yvette Clarke–Congress
9th congressional district–Clarke is a leader in the tech and media policy space as co-chair of the Smart Cities Caucus and co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus. Congresswoman Clarke believes smart technology will make communities more sustainable, resilient and livable and works hard to ensure communities of color are not left behind while these technological advancements are made.