Many Dominicans seek NY local, State posts in Democratic primary
New York.- 59 Dominicans candidates mostly women go for elected posts as NYC council and NY State Assembly members, district leaders, and state and judicial committees, in the Democratic Party primaries on Tuesday, when polling stations open from 6am to 6pm in the five boroughs.
Voters will also tap the Democratic mayoral candidate, as recent polls favoring Bill De Blasio with 43%.
The Dominicans will compete among themselves and against other candidates of different ethnicities in Upper Manhattan’s crucial Districts 7 and 10 16, 86 in the Bronx, and 34, 37 and 53 in Brooklyn.
In Manhattan district 7, the Dominicans are Ruben Dario Vargas, Luis Tejada and Manny Lantigua, who compete against incumbent Mark Levin and six other candidates in that district.
Among the candidates figure Haile Rivera, Héctor Ramírez, Kenny Núñez, Pedro Alvarez, Carlos Sierra, Rubén Darío Vargas and Francesca Castellanos.