Knocked out of Dem primary, CD17 challenger Gonzalo Duran pivots to Conservative Party ballot line

Gonzalo Duran — who intended to primary City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr., in June — will not be vying for the Democratic nomination, after he was taken off the ballot by the city Board of Elections last month following a successful petition challenge from the Bronx Democratic Party.

An official from the Board of Elections (BOE) told the Bronx Times that the binding of Duran’s petition was not securely fastened, and that he failed to address this error in the three business days from the April 10 notice, as is required by the elections board.