Francisco Moya Bids Monserrate Adios

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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.


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Scott Rose from Manhattan

New Yorkers must never forget that Hiram Monserrate is a convicted domestic violence offender. He has never acknowledged to the public that he is a domestic violence offender, he has never committed to never again abusing. When he speaks of his crime, he calls it "a mistake." It was not "a mistake." The different segments of video from his building the night of his crimes shows him behaving as abusers characteristically behave. It wasn't just that he yanked and dragged his victim away from a neighbor's door where she was trying to get help. It's also that he previously that same night threw her property down a trash chute and gloated at her with a sinister expression, as she came running out into the hall wearing nothing but a camisole. Hiram Monserrate is an unrepentant domestic violence offender.

Sep. 15 2010 06:27 PM

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