Op-Ed: Why I’ll Be Voting For Yeger This Tuesday

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The upcoming New York City Council race has become a childish skirmish between two respectable Community leaders, each trying to solidify power with their chosen candidates.

Unfortunately, what gets lost in the scuffle is the needs of the average community resident. Which of the two candidates will best represent our community at the City Council?

It’s important to understand that with 51 members, a single councilman has little chance of being heard in the city council. Unlike the US Senate for example, the vast majority of council members are Democrats. We don’t have the luxury of being the deciding vote. In order to be an effective representative, bridge building and political know-how is key.

Look no further than David Greenfield’s impressive rise to power, chairing the Council’s influential Committee on Land Use. This isn’t a random occurrence. This is the product of hard work and savvy political maneuvering.

We keep hearing about each candidate’s perspective baggage.
What’s left unsaid is which candidate will be able to achieve our political goals.

If we want our community to be represented correctly, we need a pulpit bully. We need someone who has the political know-how to navigate New York City’s integrated political system, someone that has the knowledge to shake the right hands to get things done for our community. Otherwise our community will be neglected and we will lose our voice in the Council.

This isn’t to say that I’ve supported everything David Greenfield has done, nor do I believe that he’s helped every person who’s come his way. But that’s hardly the point. Being friendly isn’t the prerequisite for the job. Political ability is. It helps that David’s a mensch. And from what I’ve heard, his protégé Mr. Yeger personifies the word.

Yoni seems to be a nice guy, but as the Daily News pointed out, “the guy is way, way, way out of his depth”.
We need a leader. We need someone that will fight for our community. We need someone whose voice will be heard.

Kalman Yeger will get the job done.

by Yitzchok Mayer aka YitzchokM

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  1. Little:

    NOTE: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of YWN.

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  2. So tell me exactly David Greenfield Yaeger’s mentor made it to the land use committee and was even able to chair it and now what? Please tell me which good did any specific yid get out of that? All I know is the DOB over the last 4 years got so crazy and that was all under Greenfeld’s watch. So yes before voting for a bully pulpit or other propaganda you put into this article make sure the fellow is a decent human beng with a Yiddish heart
    If I’m voting itll be for Yoni!

  3. To the moderators:
    Please be honest and post my comment.

    So tell me exactly David Greenfield, Yaeger’s mentor made it to the land use committee and was even able to chair it and now what? Please tell me which good did any specific yid get out of that? All I know is the DOB over the last 4 years got so crazy and that was all under Greenfield’s watch. So yes before voting for a bully pulpit or other propaganda you put into this article make sure the fellow is a decent human beng with a Yiddish heart. Or else not only won’t you gain anything but you might just suffer from lots and lots of crazy rules and regulations .
    If I’m voting itll be for Yoni!