Large field of Democrats interested in New York’s 17th Congressional seat

Sen. Carlucci

WESTCHESTER – At least seven people have expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the 17th District Congressional seat being vacated by the retiring Nita Lowey. 

The primary election will be held on June 23, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020.

So far, Democratic candidates include Assemblyman David Buchwald, Senator David Carlucci, Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, Evelyn Farkas, Allison Fine, Mondaire Jones, and Adam Schleifer.

Schleifer, a former assistant US attorney and special counsel in the New York State Financial Services Department, is the latest to join the fray.

On Monday, Carlucci announced the endorsement of Local 363 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

“With the labor movement and middle class under attack in Washington DC, we need a congressman like David Carlucci who has a proven track record of delivering results and protecting middle class workers,” said Business Manager Sam Fratto. “He has improved conditions for working families in New York by passing a $15 minimum wage law, 12 weeks of paid family leave, deductibility of union-dues, and policies to protect union members following the Janus decision.”

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