The special election for Sheldon Silver’s old Assembly seat this past spring was just the appetizer. November’s election for a full two-year term is dessert. The main course in this heavily Democratic district is the Democratic primary on Tuesday, September 13.
On Sunday afternoon, all six Democratic candidates for Assembly District 65 will meet to answer questions at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, 62 Mott Street. The event starts at 2pm.
These are the candidates:
Alice Cancel is a long-time district leader who won the special election in April and served in Albany for the end of the legislative session. (Website)
Don Lee is a businessman who has served roles in city government for four mayors. (Website)
Gigi Li recently finished a stint as chair of Community Board 3. (Website)
Paul Newell is a Democratic district leader and community activist. He challenged Silver in a primary 2008. (Website)
Yuh-Line Niou was chief of staff for Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens. She ran on the Working Families ballot line in the April special election. (Website)
Jenifer Rajkumar is a lawyer and Democratic district leader. She challenged Councilmember Margaret Chin in 2013. (Website)