Three Democrats up for consideration for Fernandez’s open Assembly District 80 seat


With the New York State Assembly District 80 seat set to be vacated by Nathalia Fernandez following her state Senate primary victory last Tuesday, party insiders told the Bronx Times that Democrats are currently considering three candidates to run in her place this November.

According to insiders, Community Board 7 District Manager Ischia Bravo, John Zaccaro Jr., chief of staff to New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr., and community leader Bharati S. Kemraj are the names being mulled for the party’s nomination by a vacancy committee. Whomever the committee lands on one, the nominee will run as the presumptive seatholder against Republican candidate and Community Board 11 member Phyllis Nastasio in the general election.

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