Race for House Seat in NY’s 10th District Heats up after Former Mayor Drops Out

Race for House Seat in NY’s 10th District Heats up after Former Mayor Drops Out

By Yehudit Garmaise

The most serious contenders to represent Boro Park’s 10th congressional district may be crystalizing now that poor polling numbers caused former Mayor Bill de Blasio to drop out of the hotly contested race.

Last week, de Blasio said he was “humbled” by the lack of support he saw and that he would not run again for elected office, and instead would likely go to work for a nonprofit “to continue to serve.”

While twists are sure to keep coming in the next 29 days until Primary Day on August 23, PollTracker USA released new results that show Dan Goldman, who served as the lead prosecutor to successfully impeach former President Donald Trump, in the lead with 14% of voters’ support.

Elizabeth Holtzman, who previously represented NY’s 16th district as in the House of Representatives from 1973 to 1981, came in second with 12% of voters’ support. 

Holtzman then served as Kings County’s district attorney and the first woman to serve as NYC’s comptroller, from 1990 to 1993. 

City Council member Carlina Rivera, who previously was polling in the lead, dropped to 10% of voters’ support: joining Assembly member Jo Anne Simon (D-52), progressive Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou (D-65), and US Rep Mondaire Jones (D-17) in a tie for 10% of voters’ support.

Candidates’ support remains up-for-grabs, as 30% of respondents reported they were still undecided.

Also running is Brian Robinson, a former small business owner and author, who is Jewish, pro-Israel, pro-yeshiva, and tough on crime.

Boro Park lies at the southern end of the politically diverse 10th district, which stretches from the West Village in Manhattan, Wall Street, parts of Chinatown and public housing complexes of Red Hook and the Lower East Side.

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