Tompkins racks up endorsements, local black and Latino officials face little opposition
HOUSE AND SENATE RACES
With less than two weeks to go before the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, local elected officials are stepping up their political activity. Campaign offices are open for business and volunteers are knocking on doors, dropping literature and identifying voters in the final drive to the finish line.
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz is facing perennial candidate Roy Owens in the Democratic primary.
State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry is running unopposed in the primary. She will face independent Robert Powers in the general election on Nov. 4.
House of Representatives
Incumbent Rep. Evandro Cavalho is facing off against perennial candidate Althea Garrison for the Democratic primary. The winner will face Republican candidate Claudette Joseph in the general election for the 5th Suffolk District seat.
Rep. Russell Holmes is running unopposed for the 6th Suffolk District seat.
Incumbent Rep. Gloria Fox faces challenges from Eric Esteves and Rufus Faulk for the 7th Suffolk District seat in the Democratic primary
As usual, Rep. Byron Rushing is running unopposed for the 9th Suffolk District Seat.
Rep. Dan Cullinane will go up against Corey Allen, Ruthella Logan-Cruz, and Carlotta Williams for the 12th Suffolk District seat.
Rep. Jeffery Sanchez is unopposed for the 15th Suffolk District seat.
SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF
Tompkins Secures Elizabeth Warren endorsement
Having secured endorsements from a lion’s share of elected officials in Suffolk County, Sheriff Steve Tompkins kicked it up a notch last week, getting a nod from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced her support at the Tompkins’ Dudley Square headquarters in Roxbury where she was joined by state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, City Councilor Michelle Wu and state Rep. Dan Cullinane.
“He is a man of good heart and good values, who has leadership and ideas,” Warren said of Tompkins. “He has dedicated his life to making the communities of Suffolk County better and that’s why I endorse his candidacy”