We Endorse Klein! Next stop: Petitioning

Last night was our club’s endorsement meeting for the 34th Senate District.  Numerous club members spoke in front of roughly 200 people in support of either Jeffrey Klein or Oliver Koppell, both of whom have a long history of helping our community.  In the end the secret ballots were counted, and with Klein’s 96 votes over Koppell’s 38 votes, Klein won the endorsement.

We are excited to commence our petitioning drive.  We are carrying petitions for the following candidates:

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
Democratic District Leaders Randi Martos & Eric Dinowitz
Democratic State Committee Members Bill Weitz & Helen Morik
Judicial Delegate & Alternate slate headed by Jeffrey Dinowitz
State Senator Gustavo Rivera (33rd district)
State Senator Jeffrey Klein (34th district) – (separate sheet)
Lizbeth Gonzalez and Brenda Rivera for Civil Court Judge

Please come to the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club at 304 West 231st Avenue) to pick up petitions. The first day to collect signatures is Thursday, May 29th.  The club will be open for petition pickup the day before, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28th from 10am to 9pm.

We hope to see you then. If you have any questions please call the Club at (718) 796-6177.


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BFRDC Endorses Candidates

On May 7, The Ben Franklin Club made the following endorsements:

State and Party Positions

Assembly, 81st District – Jeffrey Dinowitz
State Senate, 33rd District – Gustavo Rivera
Civil Court – Lisbeth Gonzalez and Brenda Rivera
Male District Leader – Eric Dinowitz
Female District Leader – Randi Martos
Male State Committee Member – William F. Weitz
Female State Committee Member – Helen Morik
Judicial Delegates – Marcia Allina, Andrew Cohen, Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bruce Feld, Michael Heller, Randi Martos, Judith Sonett, William F. Weitz
Alternate Judicial Delegates – Anthony P. Creany, Eric Dinowitz, Paul S. Ellis, Ellen Feld, Jerald Kreppel, Eleanor Oliff, Sergio Marquez, Daniel Padernacht.


13th Congressional District – Adriano Espaillat


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Join us at our May 7 Endorsement Meeting

Our next club meeting will be held on May 7 at 7:00 in the 3130 Irwin Ave community room.  We will consider endorsements for the following positions:

  • State Assembly, 81st district
  • State Senate, 33rd district
  • Male and Female District Leaders, 81st Assembly district
  • Male and Female State Committee Members, 81st Assembly District
  • Civil Court Judge, County wide
  • Civil Court Judge, West Bronx
  • Judicial Delegates and Alternates
  • Member of Congress, 13th district
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