Robert J. Rodriguez has conceded to Melissa Mark-Viverito staffer Diana Ayala, making her the Democrat who will run in the general election on Nov. 7. If she wins, as widely expected, Ayala will replace her term-limited boss as representative for the 8th City Council District.
Jackson Strong will try to unseat Carmen Arroyo, the 80-year-old incumbent who has held the 84th District Assembly seat since 1994, in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. The townhouse renovator says that “the quality of representation in our district is unacceptable.”
A judge ruled that there will be no new Democratic primary for the state Assembly’s 84th District, which includes Mott Haven and Melrose, dismissing a lawsuit by one of the candidates, amid charges of electioneering, fraud and polling irregularities.