Sepúlveda, Harris walking different paths to Senate District 32 primary

Sen. Luis Sepúlveda

State Sen. Luis Sepúlveda, the District 32 incumbent who faces a difficult reelection primary this summer, is hoping for a better 2022.

Last January, the three-term senator was stripped of committee assignments after being charged in January 2021 for a domestic assault for choking his estranged wife, Elizabeth Sepúlveda. But she refused to testify leading prosecutors to drop the case in October, according to the Office of the Bronx District Attorney.

However, with the backing of the Bronx Democratic Party and potential reinstatement as chair of the powerful state Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Sepúlveda is hoping that voters instead focus on his record as a lawmaker and community leader.