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Running unopposed: Incumbents set to return to office

Maritza Davila.
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More than two-dozen races across the borough and state will appear on ballots on Nov. 6, most of which are real contests with hopefuls from more than one party. A handful of seats up for grabs are uncontested, however, meaning the following pols will almost certainly stay in office for another term:

• Incumbent Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez will return to the House for a fourteenth term representing New York’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Bushwick, Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg, in addition to parts of Manhattan and Queens.

• Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar will serve her first term as a Democrat representing New York State’s 18th Senate District, which includes Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, and Brownsville, as she faces no challengers following her surprise primary defeat of incumbent Martin Malave Dilan.

• Incumbent Democratic state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery will return to Albany for a fourth term representing New York’s 25th Senate District, which includes Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown, and Red Hook.

• Incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein will return to Albany for a twentieth term representing New York’s 41st Assembly District, which includes Flatlands, East Midwood, Madison, and Sheepshead Bay.

• Incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz will return to Albany for a tenth term representing New York’s 45th Assembly District, which includes Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Homecrest, Gravesend, and Midwood.

• Incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Joseph Lentol will return to Albany for an eighteenth term representing New York’s 50th Assembly District, which includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Fort Greene.

• Incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Felix Ortiz will return to Albany for a twelfth term representing New York’s 51st Assembly District, which includes Red Hook, Greenwood Heights, and Sunset Park.

• Incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Maritza Davila will return to Albany for a third term representing New York’s 53rd Assembly District, which includes Williamsburg and Bushwick.

• Incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Walter Mosley will return to Albany for a fourth term representing New York’s 57th Assembly District, which includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and Crown Heights.

— Anthony Rotunno

Updated 8:07 pm, November 5, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jim from Cobble Hill says:
This will keep Nydia Velazquez in the House for 27 years. 27 years. It's long past time for term limits for these offices.
Nov. 5, 9:15 am
Kim from Bushwick says:
I'm sure the racist above my post saw that on fox news. Another idiot trump supporter.
Nov. 5, 7:17 pm

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