It’s Election Day in New York next Thursday! But instead of a titanic battle between ideologies–your Mitt Romneys vs. Barack Obamas, if you will–the options on the ballot will be little-noticed state legislative contests between candidates of the same party, often with few policy differences.
The field against Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who’s currently facing his second set of federal corruption charges in less than a year, continues to grow and grow. The latest aspiring Assemblyman for the 55th Assembly District is Dion Turner, a public school teacher.
Mr. Turner joins community activists Tony Herbert and Anthony Jones, as well as Nathan Bradley, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator John Sampson, and the incumbent himself. Even more candidates could be waiting in the wings.
The race for Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s seat got a bit more crowded last week when Anthony Jones filed a committee for the campaign. Mr. Boyland’s political future is currently very much in doubt as he’s infamously facing his second set of federal corruption charges.
Mr. Jones, who has worked on a host of other campaigns in Central Brooklyn, said he’s been plotting a run for office ever since he was a teenager. He describes himself as “a kid who was involved in all types of bad things when he was 14, put up in a lock-up facility, and turned his life around.”