By COLlive reporter
Photos: Shmuel Amit/COLlive
Eric Ulrich, who is running for Public Advocate in a special election on Tuesday, has already begun a key component of the job: Hearing from local residents.
The New York City Councilman who is on the ballot tomorrow spent a few precious minutes before election day to walk the streets of the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn and chat with citizens.
His tour follows a meeting and a public endorsement of his candidacy by a group of Lubavitcher residents of Crown Heights, as reported on COLlive.com.
“It is important that the Crown Heights Jewish community join forces with our fellow brothers and sisters in those communities to elect a true mentch, and supporter for issues that really affect our community,” some of those who welcomed him said.
Ulrich, who has been endorsed by the NY Daily News and the NY Post, highlighted his support for the community in the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks, objection to the NY Department of Education interfering with the education and curriculum within our Yeshivas, and his support for Israel and against the BDS movement.
“Given how many candidates there are, one only needs to get the most votes to win. With an extremely low turn out expected citywide, a community like Crown Heights can make all the difference,” says Avi Lesches, a resident.
Polls are open Tuesday from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. To find out if you are registered, visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov. To find your polling station, visit https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search.