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Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (57th District) won the June 26th Democratic primary (DFNYC did not endorse in that race) and several candidates have been mentioned for his soon-to-be-vacant seat in the New York State Assembly:
~ Olanike Alabi, District Leader, administrator with 1199
~ Martine Guerrier, the former "Chief Family Engagement Officer" for the Department of Education
~ Jelani Mashariki, co-founder of the Global Block Foundation, and part of the Occupy Wall Street movement
~ Walter Mosley, District Leader
Links to articles about the race: