How Did Environmental Candidates do in the New York State Senate and Assembly Primaries?

It was a huge night for NYLCV and for the environment: 13 of our 15 endorsed candidates in yesterday’s primary election won their races.

Whether it’s protecting our children from lead in school water or providing strong funding for protecting wilderness and waterways or creating the conditions for a clean energy future, making sure we have an environmental majority in Albany matters a lot. To help ensure an environmental majority, we helped defend every single one of our allies and they are now almost assured reelection in November:

  • Phil Ramos, NYS Assembly District 6, Long Island
  • Alicia Hyndman, NYS Assembly District 20, Queens
  • Rodneyse Bichotte, NYS Assembly District 42, Brooklyn
  • Pamela Harris, NYS Assembly District 46, Brooklyn
  • Latrice Walker, NYS Assembly District 55, Brooklyn
  • Linda Rosenthal, NYS Assembly District 67, Manhattan
  • Victor Pichardo, NYS Assembly District 86, Bronx
  • Ellen Jaffee, NYS Assembly District 97, Rockland
  • Toby Stavisky, NYS Senate District 16, Queens
  • Martin Dilan, NYS Senate District 18, Brooklyn
  • Roxanne Persaud, NYS Senate District 19, Brooklyn
  • Gustavo Rivera, NYS Senate District 33, Bronx

We’re also proud to say Jamaal Bailey won his primary for an open seat in Senate District 36 and we are excited to work with him on priorities such as promoting fresh and local foods in his district.

And although Micah Lasher and Jeff Toback lost their primaries for open seats, they ran strong campaigns and we salute them for creating an important dialogue on our issues.