New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is challenging Congresswoman Yvette Clarke in a crowded democratic party primary to represent New York’s 9th congressional district in Congress.
By Anash.org reporter
Today, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to decide who will represent them and their interests in the United States House of Representatives and in Albany.
New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is challenging Congresswoman Yvette Clarke in a crowded democratic party primary to represent New York’s 9th congressional district in Congress. Former State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who has been a very close friend of the Crown Heights Jewish community, is running against Diane Richardson for Assembly District 43.
Despite representing a large chunk of Brooklyn’s Jewish community, Rep. Clarke has not prioritized the needs of the community. In her 14-year congressional career signed, Rep. Clarke has signed on to many anti-Israel pieces of legislation and congressional letters. She also supported the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) against the wishes of the community she claims to represent.
Councilman Chaim Deutsch has dedicated his life to serving the Jewish community. While still in his twenties, Chaim founded Flatbush Shomrim and served as its president for many years. As a city councilman, Chaim Deutsch had a reputation for helping anyone who reached out to him, constituent or not.
As one of our own, Councilman Chaim Deutsch knows first hand the needs of the Jewish community and will always be there for us.
In the last primary election, only 30,552 votes were cast, with Rep. Clarke receiving a mere 16,202 votes. This year there are 5 candidates running for the Democratic nomination in what will certainly be a very low turn out election. If the Jewish community turns out for Councilman Deutsch, it can make history by electing the first Frum yid to congress.
The 9th district includes many neighborhoods with significant Jewish populations, including Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park.