The Candidates 2022: Deborah Glick wins assembly primary

Deborah Glick, the incumbent for our assembly seat, who has held the spot since 1989, won the primary against political newcomer Ryder Kessler. The vote was 8497 to 3666, or about 70 to 30 percent.

That means about 21 percent of the district voted, out of the 55,000 eligible Democratic voters. Though I find that no surprise when we now have two primaries and the target seems to shift every few weeks.

If you missed this one, you can vote again on August 23 — a great time for New Yorkers — for Congress and State Senate. Early voting is August 13 to 21.

Also in this primary, Kathy Hochul got 60 percent of the CITY’S Democratic vote for governor, with Jumaane Williams, the city public advocate, picking up 28 percent and Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi 12 percent. (The statewide numbers were similar.) Andrew Giuliani got nearly half the city’s Republican vote, but statewide, Hamptons (and most of eastern Long Island) Congressman Lee Zeldin beat him by 20 percentage points. The Republican breakdown was Zeldin with 43, Giuliani with 23, Rob Astorino with 18 and Harry Wilson with 14.

So the governors race will be a classic downstate-upstate face off.



  1. If the dates for the primaries were moved I’m still not sure we would have a better turnout. It’s a sad observation.

  2. And this was an important primary: Glick’s opponent Kessler supports the upzoning of Soho/Noho. Glick is fighting to save our historic neighborhood. It is great that Glick won; too bad turnout was so low.

  3. Giuliani junior lives in BPC hence why his truck is always around the area. Zeldin was a congress member who voted to overturn the 2020 election. Gotta make sure Hochul wins.