Conservative candidate Samantha Zherka hails NYC a ‘third-world country’ compared to Florida


Samantha Zherka, an independent running on the Republican and Conservative lines in pursuit of defeating Democratic Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez to represent the state’s 34th Senatorial District, decided to seek office when she started to see New York City as if it was a “third-world country.”

Zherka, who cites bail reform and an education system that fails its students as top issues, handed campaign flyers out to fired-up Morris Park residents as they filed into the Community Board 11 public hearing for Jacobi Medical Center’s proposed Just Home initiative, which looks to house medically complex homeless individuals released from Riker’s Island.

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