Elaine Rivera joined the WNYC staff as the politics/economic development reporter in August. Prior to her arrival, Elaine had worked as a staff reporter at the Washington Post. From 1995 to 2001, she was a ...
Close Race in 25th District
Monday, September 08, 2008
New York, NY —
In tomorrow's primary election, state Sen. Martin Connor, a 30-year Albany veteran who represents the 25th District, faces off against newcomer Daniel Squadron in one of the most closely watched legislative races in the city.
The district covers lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. Voters there say they're being bombarded with campaign literature, as the two candidates fight for the seat. Brooklyn Heights resident Julie Stilton says she's ready for a change.
STILTON: Martin Connor has been in office long enough and I think we need new ideas.
REPORTER: Fellow Brooklyn Heights resident Bernard Udell says Connor is his candidate.
UDELL: But I known Connor for a long time, I'm satisfied with him. I'm gonna vote for him.
REPORTER: Other high-profile races are in the 64th District, where Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is staving off challengers Paul Newell and Luke Henry. And in Washington Heights, incumbent Adriano Espaillat is facing a challenge from his former ally, City Councilman Miguel Martinez.