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

06/17/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

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.

Empty Chair, Brooklyn Style: Mindy Meyer Skips Senate Debate

10/26/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

UPDATED 10/26 5:30 PM WITH MEYER'S RESPONSE

At the start of her campaign, Brooklyn state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer came across as out of her league when she was given a basic pop quiz on politics on network TV.

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.

Simcha Felder Announces Senate Campaign In Brooklyn Jewish 'Ghetto' 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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