Simcha Felder Wins NYS Senate Race

(Tuesday, November 6th, 2012)

Tonight, Simcha Felder was elected to the New York State Senate from the 17th district inBrooklyn by a decisive margin of victory.  Felder received a firm majority of votes from every neighborhood of the 17th district, and won every polling site in the district.

“Tonight might seem like a celebration of a victory,” said Felder.  “But we must take a moment to reflect on the anguish of so many of our friends from across New York who are still recovering from the aftermath of the Hurricane.  We pray for their recovery, and we will continue doing everything we can – as a community – to bring them every possible assistance we can offer.

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“Tonight’s great victory belongs to the people of the communities I’ll have the honor of serving.  We all need the same things from our government.  We want our government to provide safe communities, good schools, clean streets.  And we want our government to spend our money wisely.  Because it is not the government’s money—it’s our money.

“So when I go to Albany in January, I’ll fight as hard as I can to reduce the tax burden on our community.  I’ll fight as hard as I can to make our communities safer.  I’ll fight as hard as I can to make sure that every child gets the best possible education. And you can bet that I’ll fight as hard as I can to finally bring our families relief from the ever-growing burden of tuition. Whether through tax credits, vouchers or whatever you want to call it – the State has an obligation to our families.  And I’ll go to Albany and do my best to collect on that obligation.

“This has been a long, hard campaign.  And as I promised from the day I entered this race:  If you elect me, I’ll hit the ground running the second I get to Albany.

“This is a great victory, but it doesn’t belong to me.  It belongs to all of us.  So please, give yourselves congratulations, and be my partner when I go to Albany on January 1st.”

Felder ran as a Conservative Democrat, after receiving a decisive margin of victory in the Democratic primary and winning the Conservative party nomination through a write-in candidacy.

(YWN Desk – NYC)

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7 Comments

  1. jakey8 says:

    Thank God!

    Now we gotta vote out “he who shall not be criticized on YWN”

  2. brooklynhocker says:

    Its a good thing Felder has till January to get to Albany- without any gas in Brooklyn he can start walking now.

  3. yaakov doe says:

    Congratulations Simcha and Kalman.

  4. dovidgreenfeld says:

    Where are the frum politicians ?!??
    There is no gas ?! Please help!

  5. hrhine@fedkas.com says:

    Simcha has stood by us in the past and will surely do so in the future.He will represent our intersts aggressively and effectively. Party labels are irrelevant it is the man who is most important. Simcha: Whatever you need from us we are behind you and by the same token we will support your initiatives in the Senate. mazal tov and mabruk

  6. deepthinker says:

    Wll Felder caucus with the party that promotes atheism and immorality, the Democrat party, or will he keep his promise and support the Republican leadership?

  7. apushatayid says:

    I dont care with whom he caucuses or who he eats lunch with, all I care is how he will vote.

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