Francisco Moya Bids Monserrate Adios

Hiram Monserrate, the infamous former member of the New York State Senate who was recently convicted of domestic assault and kicked out office, lost his bid for election in the State Assembly to newcomer Francisco Moya.

At 11:20 on Tuesday night, Moya, an Ecuadorian-American, gave a victory speech in the race to represent the 39th Assembly district in Queens.

“He hasn’t called me yet,” he said referring to Monserrate. “But the battle is won. We will bring dignity and integrity back.”

Monserrate didn’t answer his phone, but Ramón Ramírez from his campaign conceded on his behalf. “Hiram lost,” he said.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Moya had 66.66% of the votes and Monserrate 33.34%.


Catalina Jaramillo is a reporter for El Diario/La Prensa and Feet in Two Worlds. Read more of her coverage of the Moya/Monserrate race here.