No Summer Slump in Bay Ridge State Senate Race
The dog days of summer are forcing the incumbent and two challengers in the Bay Ridge state Senate race to work doggedly to win over voters.
Republican state Sen. Martin Golden and Democrats Ross Barkan and Andrew Gounardes are all busy traveling around the 22nd Senate District, meeting with voters, collecting endorsements and speaking out on issues.
Barkan and Gounardes are running against each other in the Democratic Primary on Sept. 13. The winner will be the party’s nominee in the Nov. 6 general election against Golden, a seven-term incumbent looking to win an eighth term. The district Golden has represented since 2002 covers most of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst and includes parts of Borough Park, Gravesend, Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach.
On July 30, Golden’s campaign touted an endorsement he received from District Council (DC) 37, New York City’s largest public employee union.