Catalina Cruz…first DREAMer elected NY State Assembly

By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech

Democratic candidate Catalina Cruz has become the first DREAMer ever elected to the New York state Assembly after beating incumbent Ari Espinal and Reform Party candidate Bobby Kalotee in Tuesday’s Midterm elections.

Cruz tallied 87.6 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s election, while Espinal garnered 10.4 percent and Kalotee secured 1.7 percent, with 99 percent of the precincts reporting according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections.

“We were always waiting for the other shoe to drop — for the numbers to change,” Cruz told the crowd of cheering supporters at her victory party held at La Gran Uruguaya in Jackson Heights. “But no, it didn’t happen.”

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