Samy Nemir Olivares’ Assembly challenge to incumbent Erik Dilan

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Samy Nemir Olivares, who was born in Puerto Rico and came to New York in 2014, is aiming to serve as the State Legislature’s first genderqueer member. With a background of service on his local community board and as the Democratic district leader in Bushwick’s Assembly District 53, he is challenging four-term incumbent Erik Martin Dilan in neighboring District 54.

Nemir Olivares explained that when elected district leader he lived about a block within the 53rd AD, but has since been redistricted into the 54th AD. The two Assembly districts, he said, represent essentially the same community demographically.

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