Dean Skelos

Jews Seen As ‘Main Focus’ Of Race For Skelos’ Seat

Five Towns vote could sway balance of power in State Senate.

04/13/2016 - 11:27
Staff Writer

The balance of power in the New York State Senate could rest on the outcome of Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat of disgraced Republican State Sen. Dean Skelos.

Republican Christopher McGrath, Left, Democrat Todd Kaminsky. Via Candidates’ Websites

Felder: 'I'll Vote With Republicans'

11/12/2012 - 19:00

Democrat Senator-elect Simcha Felder has announced that he will be counted as a member of the Republican caucus when he takes office in Albany next year.

Felder Wins ‘Super-Jewish’ Senate Seat

In newly drawn district, the conservative Democrat easily beats incumbent David Storobin.
11/06/2012 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Simcha Felder, a former City Council member, has won his second bid for the New York State Senate with a victory over Republican David Storobin.

Storobin was the only incumbent legislator on the ballot in New York to lose his seat.

Felder won 66.3 percent of the vote compared with 32.8 percent for Storobin.

Simcha Felder is a conservative Democrat. Photo courtesy

Senate Race Could Put Simcha Felder Against Noach Dear

04/17/2012 - 20:00

Former Councilman Simcha Felder has announced a bid for the state Senate in a newly created district that includes several heavily Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhoods. “I look forward, God willing, to the opportunity once again to serve the community and the people of New York State,” Felder told the haredi newspaper Hamodia on Wednesday.

Is A Jewish Republican Seat Growing In Brooklyn?

There is word today that that rarest of breeds, a Jewish Republican, could soon emerge from New York’s political turmoil, and in Brooklyn no less.


Tim Boxer: Political Plaudits for Met Council

06/04/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

The Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue got off to a rousing start Sunday in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel where a score of politicians mounted the podium to outdo each other in praise of the Jewish homeland.

It's become a tradition for politicos leading the parade to come first to the annual legislative breakfast of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, now known as Met Council .

Under the direction of board chair Merryl H. Tisch, 16 individuals received leadership awards for their support of the council's efforts to alleviate poverty in New York.

Met Council chair Merryl Tisch, Sylvia Hiat and Sen.Kristen Gillibrand at the legislative breakfast. Photo: Tim Boxer
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