SENATE DISTRICT 18
DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY
★ No Preference ★
STATEMENT BY RANDY MASTRO
Chair, Citizens Union
“Citizens Union is hereby rescinding the preference it expressed for Julia Salazar in the Democratic Primary for New York State Senate District 18. Salazar recently admitted that the information she originally provided to Citizens Union about her academic credentials was not correct, so Citizens Union has decided to express no preference in this race.”
Julia Salazar – Dem
Candidate has returned a questionnaire
Occupation: Organizer at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Education: Columbia University, B.A. (not completed)
The initial preference decision in this race was based on the information available to Citizens Union at the time of Ms. Salazar’s interview. Since Citizens Union made its initial determination to prefer Ms. Salazar, information has come to light questioning details of her background that she and her campaign have presented. In particular, she stated on her questionnaire that she has a BA from Columbia University, which is untrue. Voters can find related articles, and her responses, online.
Julia Salazar is a staff organizer at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and is a partner with the Communities United for Police Reform Coalition, where she played a role in passing the Right to Know Act in New York City. Salazar told Citizens Union that she is running for office to combat inequality in Brooklyn – one she sees manifested in the displacement of long-term residents, the lack of access to healthcare, and disenfranchisement that excludes people from participating in local politics. Salazar’s priorities include fighting for truely affordable housing in northern Brooklyn, installing a public campaign financing system in New York State, closing the LLC loophole for campaign contributions, ending cash bail, closing Rikers Island, and protecting immigrants from federal overreach. She is especially passionate about voting and election reform, criminal justice reform, and enacting anti-corruption measures. She also articulated her desire to provide comprehensive constituent services and remain accountable to the people of her district.
Martin Malavé Dilan – Dem
Candidate has not returned a questionnaire.