Simcha Felder

Write-In Voters Give Felder Conservative Ballot in 'Super Jewish' Race

10/04/2012
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Deputy City Comptroller Simcha Felder has won the Conservative Party ballot line in his bid for the 17th District "super Jewish" state Senate seat in Brooklyn, according to results certified Oct. 2 by the state Board of Elections.

Simcha Felder

After Brief Senate Career, Russian-Speaking Pol Aims For City Council

06/17/2013
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He served just 11 days in Albany, and spent much of his brief term as a state senator struggling to help constituents recover from Superstorm Sandy before falling victim to redistricting.

Now, David Storobin is jumping back into politics in a run for City Hall. Born in Belarus, the Republican prevailed in an extremely tight Brooklyn race last year to succeed imprisoned Sen. Carl Kruger -– after months of counting and unproven allegations of voter fraud. But Kruger’s district was split in five in last year’s reapportionment process.

David Storobin seeks a political comeback after defeat in race for super-Jewish Senate district.

Hikind Hijinks Test His Political Influence

Purim costume causes race flap; showed lack of sensitivity, colleagues say.

02/27/2013
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Faced with an embarrassing scandal that might make him “radioactive” — in the words of one consultant — to candidates, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s political clout could face a major test in the current political season.

This photo of Dov Hikind, posted on Facebook by his son, caused an uproar. Via Facebook

Hikind Under Fire For Dressing As Black Basketball Player On Purim

02/26/2013
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Facing a torrent of criticism from other politicians for his choice of Purim costume, Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn on Monday insisted that coloring his skin and wearing an afro wig to look like a black basketball player should not be taken as offensive.

Hikind hijinks: Assemblyman's costume causes racial flap.

Felder: 'I'll Vote With Republicans'

11/13/2012

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.

11/07/2012
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 NYC.gov

No Suprises In NY Primary Races; Felder Faces Storobin For Senate Seat

09/14/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

Established political figures carried the day in Thursday's primary election, which featured some contentious races in heavily Orthodox areas of Brooklyn.

Simcha Felder easily won the Democrat nomination for a newly created state Senate seat, the 17th district, with a critical mass of Orthodox Jews in Flatbush and Borough Park. Felder, a former Councilman and currently deputy comptroller of New York, won 83 percent of the vote against Abraham Tischler, a building managment consultant from Borough Park.

Felder To Run For Senate In Jewish ‘Ghetto’ District

04/24/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

Former Councilman Simcha Felder has announced a bid for the state Senate in a newly created district that includes Borough Park and Flatbush and is intended to have a majority Jewish vote.

Two fellow Orthodox Democrats threw their support behind Felder on Tuesday at a press conference intended to show that Felder has the Orthodox vote locked down.

Senate Race Could Put Simcha Felder Against Noach Dear

04/18/2012

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.

Simcha Felder Announces Senate Campaign In Brooklyn Jewish 'Super-District'

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.

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