Samy Nemir Olivares’ Assembly challenge to incumbent Erik Dilan


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.