New York Democrats ‘Make History’ by Electing Convicted Killer as Party Nominee for State Assembly

New York Democrats 'Make History' by Electing Convicted Killer as Party Nominee for State Assembly

A Harlem man convicted for manslaughter is likely to become the first convicted killer to enter the New York state Assembly.

Although the official vote for the 68 th District Assembly seat is not until Jan. 18, having the Democratic nomination has historically been the equivalent of victory.

On Saturday, convicted killer Eddie Gibbs secured that nomination during a meeting of Democratic Party members, according to Patch. The seat, currently held by Robert Rodriguez, is open because Rodriguez has been appointed secretary of state. In the 2020 election, Rodriguez, the Democrat, received 89 percent of the votes.

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