Cruz and Quattlebaum to challenge for Benedetto’s long-held Assembly seat


Michael Benedetto has been a state Assemblyman in the northeast Bronx for nearly two decades, and has never had a competitive candidate run against him.

But in 2022, Community Board 10 District Manager Matthew Cruz and local activist Al Quattlebaum, both Democrats, are throwing their hats in the ring with hopes to dethrone the longtime incumbent.