New proposed map for Assembly District 24 could end the 50-year Weprin family dynasty in seat


The new draft map of New York state Assembly districts submitted by the bipartisan Independent Redistricting Commission on Thursday, Dec. 1, could have a profound impact on District 24, which has been represented by the Weprin family political dynasty since 1971.

District 24 was represented by Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin for 23 years and then by his son Mark for 15 years before David Weprin won the seat in a 2010 special election. The district stretches from Richmond Hill and parts of South Richmond Hill east through Jamaica Hills, his own neighborhood of Holliswood, through Oakland Gardens to Glen Oaks. The newly drawn District 24 would include Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park.