Michael Benjamin: Disappointing Bronx Special Election Turnout

Former State Assembly Member Michael Benjamin considers the low voter turnout in this past Tuesday’s special election in the New York City Council 17th district. From the article:

“Many local voters take pride in voting in presidential elections, then gripe when they don’t get a responsive local government. The City Council is where the rubber meets the road. Council District 17 voters know far more about Hillary, Bernie and Trump than they know about the person just elected to ensure that their garbage is picked up, police patrol their streets, firefighters put out fires, EMS save lives and that new construction includes affordable housing for low-income individuals. Voters should want to know and elect an effective council member.”


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