Record Number of Orthodox Jews Set to Serve in New York State Assembly This January

Record Number of Orthodox Jews Set to Serve in New York State Assembly This January

By Rockland Daily Staff

In a historic milestone for New York politics, five Orthodox Jews are set to be members of the New York State Assembly this January.

This unprecedented representation follows the recent Democratic primary victories of Kalman Yeger and Aron Wieder, who will join incumbents Simcha Eichenstein, Sam Berger, and David Weprin in Albany.

Kalman Yeger has served in the New York City Council for more than 6 years, representing parts of Borough Park, Midwood/Flatbush, Gravesend, Kensington and Bensonhurst. He won over 70% of the vote in last month’s primary. Aron Wieder has been a member of the Rockland County Legislature for the last decade, representing Spring Valley. Wieder won over 68% of the vote in the June primary. Councilman Yeger and Legislator Wieder are distinguished legislators, well-known for their dedication to public service, and are expected to bring their extensive experience and commitment to Albany.

"I still have to win in the general election, but I am very excited to join with my fellow colleagues of New York City if and when I win in the general election." Legislator Aron Wieder tells Rockland Daily. "There are many issues facing our community and the state in general, and with the great experience of Assemblyman Eichenstein and Berger with Councilman Yeger, we will be able to  accomplish much."

“It is always an incredible honor to have the support of your neighbors to be their voice and representative in government,” Councilman Yeger told Rockland Daily. “I’m grateful to Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein for her 44 years of dedicated service, and I look forward to joining my neighborhood partners, Senator Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, to broaden our advocacy and strengthening our fight.  There’s much work to be done, and I’m proud that our community is sending a great team of legislators to Albany.”

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