Salazar wins right to challenge Dilan in September primary
Challenger Julia Salazar emerged victorious Wednesday in her court battle to get her name onto the ballot in the Democratic primary in September against longtime state Sen. Martin Dilan (D-North Brooklyn). Twice, Dilan unsuccessfully argued Salazar didn’t meet the five-year residency requirement to run for the state Senate, according to Bklyner.
This time, she was able to prove that she moved here from Florida in 2009 and gave the judge rent receipts to indicate that she’s lived in Brooklyn for the required five years. Renee Paradis, Salazar’s attorney, told Bklyner, “Today’s unanimous decision once again shows that Senator Dilan’s arguments concerning her residency are baseless.”
Dilan’s office didn’t respond to requests for comment. Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Dilan, and he mentioned his friendship with the incumbent and his son Eric Martin Dilan when asked about the endorsement on NY1 by Errol Louis.