Two elected officials in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, have often tacked in different directions when it comes to their political endorsements but look set to back the same candidate for the new Orthodox Jewish State Senate seat: former City Councilman Simcha Felder.
“Simcha was my chief of my staff for many years and I am excited to hear that he is running for public office again,” Mr. Hikind told Vos Iz Neias?.
like father like son?
At the end of January, Yeshiva World News reported Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s son Yoni might run for the new, heavily Orthodox Jewish State Senate seat created in Brooklyn, but, at least according to Assemblyman Hikind’s account today, there’s been no advancement of his campaign from the rumor stage.
“Nothing is happening with regard to that,” he told The Politicker after a press conference calling for Nissan to drop its ties with Iran. “I want the leaders of the community, the people involved, for them to see exactly who the candidates are going to be.”