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Kalman Yeger Defeats Yoni Hikind In NYC Council Race To Replace David Greenfield

The voters have spoken.

Kalman Yeger has won the race against Yoni Hikind to replace outgoing Councilman David Greenfield (D-44th) – representing parts of Boro Park, Midwood, Kensington, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.

The seat is being vacated by Councilman David Greenfield, who is taking over the leadership of the Met Council of Jewish Poverty.

Kalman Yeger began his career in public service at the age of 19 as a community liaison and assistant to Councilman Lloyd Henry. Since 2010, he has served as a Senior Advisor and is currently Counsel to New York City Councilman David Greenfield. He has advised countless public officials, including Councilman Alan Maisel, former Council Members Lew Fidler, David Yassky and Michael Nelson, Senator Simcha Felder, Borough Presidents Melinda Katz and Eric Adams, and former Borough President Fernando Ferrer.

Yeger is a graduate of Touro College and New York Law School, where he was accepted with the distinction of a Dean Scholar. Yeger was listed on the Dean’s List four times during his studies at New York Law School, and was awarded the Public Service Certificate “in recognition of work devoted to the public good while a student.”

A lifelong resident of Midwood, Kalman has been a member of Community Board 14 for the last 17 years, and has served on the Board of Directors of his local civic association.


17 Responses

  1. Competence over nepotism. We have a City Councilmember who we can be proud of. I predict we’ll see Kalman in Congress in a few years.

  2. The voters in Boro Park and Flatbush overwhelmingly rejected Yaffed and its cronies. Mazal Tov Kalman!

    It’s time that a “heimish panim” run for the AD48 Assembly seat.

  3. After Hikind’s meltdown last week and continuing questions regarding his financial contributions to mosdos that employed his Jr. , perhaps this is hopefully the beginning of the end of Hikind as a political factor in NYC politics. Time for change to a new political leaders who view their job as serving NYS constituents, not using the Assembly as a PR vehicle for their personal agendas.

  4. From what I read, it was a very nasty, contentious race by two frum candidates & their supporters. But watching from the sidelines, it seems to me that cronyism, especially when Mr. Greenfeld will be gone, IS preferable to nepotism. Hatzlacha to Mr. Yeger. Now fight for your constituents!

  5. 99% of votes counted. Yeger 11,066 67%, Hikind 4,754 29%. That at a cost of at least $57.45 spent per vote for Hikind who still lost. From Politico “As of Oct. 31, Yoni Hikind had spent $273,104 to Yeger’s $117,415”

    What a waste of money, probably all special interest money, who wanted both Hikinds in their pockets.

  6. mms601
    Let me ask you, how would you respond if any elected official Wil make such a statement?
    Wouldn’t you say he is a anti-semit?

  7. To Yaapchik
    You say “you’re right, for a change”

    Vats mit dis “for a change” business…,.even a broken clock is right twice a day…

    The election results last night in a variety of jurisdictions, both for individual candidates and policy referenda, show a modest desgree of pushback against the vulgar and sometimes hateful politics of the Trumpkoffs. Hikin acted as if he had entitlement to use his elected office w/o regard to the norms of elected office. Running off to EY to show “solidarity” is arguably a one-time event not an annual photo -op .

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