NYS Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment finally release the new districts for the NYS assembly and senate. And as you can imagine the Democrats are not all that thrilled by what the Republicans did with the senate maps.
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that six Democrats holding state senate seats have been grouped into three senate districts. Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta in one, Toby Ann Stavisky and Tony Avella in another, and Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery in the last.
I’ve also read that both David Storobin and Lew Fidler, the candidates for the upcoming special election to replace Carl Kruger, both live outside of the new district lines. If true this is likely going to be very disappointing to the both the expected rematch this fall won’t have the opportunity to materialize.
We also are getting a 63 state senate district. This new district was inserted and designed to help the GOP retain control of the chamber.