Ryder Kessler Challenges Deborah Glick Over Progressive Momentum in Albany

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In a Democratic primary contest shaping up as a test of which candidate can most persuasively claim the progressive mantle, Ryder Kessler, a tech entrepreneur who spent the past several years working in national Democratic politics, is taking on State Assemblymember Deborah Glick, a 32-year incumbent in the 66th District that encompasses Greenwich Village, Soho, Noho, and Tribeca.

Kessler, an out gay 2008 college graduate, faces off against the State Legislature’s first and longest-serving openly LGBTQ member, a pioneering record he made a point of praising in a recent interview with Gay City News.

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