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Brooklyn Republican Party endorses Saperstein for City Council

April 25, 2017 By John Alexander Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Republican Party Chairman Ted Ghorra (left) shakes hands with District 48 City Council candidate Steve Saperstein. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn GOP
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Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Ted Ghorra and executive committee members have endorsed Steve Saperstein for New York City Council, 48th District, which includes Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay. Saperstein is challenging incumbent Chaim Deutch for the City Council seat. Deutch has held the position since 2014.

Saperstein was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach. His grandparents, Milton and Florence, were among the first residents of Trump Village in the 1960s, and his wife Elina emigrated from the former Soviet Union with her family in 1989. They are the parents of a newborn daughter.

Saperstein wants his daughter Rebecca to grow up in a New York where she can ride the subway safely, get a good education and have a career and family of her own, he said. Saperstein decided that the best way to guarantee his daughter that future was to run for the City Council.

“I am thrilled as the Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman, along with our executive committee, to endorse a quality person and candidate in Steve Saperstein,” stated Ghorra.

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“I have gotten to know Steve from the time of his initial inclination to run and know he is someone Brooklynites, particularly constituents in his district, need in the City Council. Simply stated, a change is needed and we look forward to supporting him in what is sure to be an exciting race.”

“I am honored to receive this endorsement from the Brooklyn Republican Party’s Executive Committee,” Saperstein said. “Chairman Ted Ghorra has been in my corner from the very outset, and I thank the chairman and the party leaders for their support and enthusiasm, and pledge to run an aggressive, issue-oriented campaign. Together, we can unite Brooklyn residents of all parties, and begin moving our city in a new and better direction.”

“The GOP is giving Steve a full-throated endorsement. He is very popular in his district and has been embraced by the community in a very short amount of time,” Ghorra told the Brooklyn Eagle.

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