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Though we ran our first 2022 voter guide in March, a lot has changed in the meantime. Our State Senate and Congressional districts are different, though our Assembly district remains the same. Because of a recent court case, the legislative maps were redrawn, forcing part of the primary to August 23.
The primary election for the State Assembly already happened in June. Emily Gallagher won her reelection campaign. Now, the neighborhood will choose who will represent them in a brand new State Senate district. As for the congressional side of things, we were drawn into Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s district. Rep. Velázquez is not facing a competitive reelection campaign, so the State Senate election is the only one up in the air.
Here’s everything you need to know about the August 23 election.
Who is running for State Senate?
A former Teamster who has worked in the offices of three different city council members. Corbett was born and raised in the Manhattan part of the district and earned the endorsement of our current representative, Carolyn Maloney. His top three issues are public safety, the environment, and strengthening protections for workers.
A Queens native who served on New York City Council from 2008 to 2018. Crowley most recently ran for Queens Borough President in 2021. She founded 21 in ‘21, an organization that aims to elect more women to office in New York City. Her top three priorities are affordability including housing and inflation, infrastructure, and public education.
A tech worker and organizer with the backing of the Democratic Socialists of America, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and several elected officials in and around North Brooklyn. Her top three campaign priorities are housing justice, building publicly-owned renewable energy, and single-payer health care.
Update: Nomiki Konst has officially ended her campaign, as of August 13.
A podcast host and activist based in Astoria. Previously, Konst served as a national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign and helped found Matriarch, a group dedicated to electing women to political office. She ran for the city’s public advocate in 2019. You can find her website here.
When does early voting start?
Early voting runs from August 13 – 21. Polling places are open at different times every day, so stay up to date here. It is too late to request an absentee ballot.