The record shows Storobin completed a defensive driving course on March 11, 2012. Then, four days later, he got a ticket for driving while operating a portable electronic device (either texting while driving, or talking on the phone while driving).
A reader passed along these photos of Democratic and Conservative State Senate candidate Simcha Felder's new campaign office, at the intersection of 13th Avenue and 53rd Street in Borough Park, a remarkably busy spot in the neighborhood.(1)
Here's a 15-page mailer Democratic State Senate candidate Simcha Felder sent out to residents in Borough Park, many of whom are Orthodox Jews and, for this week, left without their usual Jewish newspapers to read, since a number of them are not publishing during the current holiday of Sukkot.
State Senator David Storobin has been sued for missing rent payments, a lot.
State Senator David Storobin, who was elected this year to represent a heavily Jewish district in Brooklyn, recently publicized a photo of him visiting Israel's border with Syria.(2)
A source in Brooklyn spotted Democratic state senate candidate Simcha Felder's campaign workers collecting signatures to allow him to run on a new party line this November. The party will be called "Tax Cuts Now."
Felder, a former City Councilman and current aide to City Comptroller John Liu, is running for a newly created state senate seat in a heavily Orthodox Jewish part of central and southern Brooklyn, against Republican state senator David Storobin, who won a special election in the spring.
UPDATE: Murray, Felder's campaign manager confirmed the plan and emailed this insightful tidbit: "Yes we are collection signatures for Tax Cuts Now. This line will give voters a chance to send a message that they want Tax Cuts Now."(1)
Keren-Aniyim, a Flatbush/Midwood Orthodox Jewish charity had its golf outing last night at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn.
An attendee took this video and passed it along of most organizers stopping to pray at sundown, with only one person proceeding to hit golf balls during that time. That person was David Storobin, the newly elected Republican State Senator.
It's a bit of a faux pas, but hardly an unique one: in the vieo, you can see one men praying while checking his cell phone.(1)
Celeste Katz has Democrat Lew Fidler's court challenge against Republican David Storobin, which was filed on March 30, 2012.
Fidler is accusing a "paid consultant" to Storobin of submitting 120 ballots, including 16 absentee ballots for people who wound up at a voting booth on Election day.
"[T]his face is evidence that Alla Pometko submitted false absentee ballot applications" and those voters must have been "unaware" that Pometko had them sign absentee ballots, Fidler wrote.(1)
Republican David Storobin has a 143-vote lead over Democrat Lew Fidler, after election officials recounted votes cast on Election Day, with more than 700 paper ballots still to be counted.(1)
With paper ballots and a handful of machines still not recounted, Storobin is ahead of Fidler by 38 votes
Republican David Storobin's lead over Democrat Lew Fidler in a special election for State Senate in Brooklyn went from 120 last night to just 38 this afternoon, according to an ongoing recount of votes cast on electronic machines in yesterday's special election, a city Board of Elections official said.(1)
When told Storobin was claiming a 120-vote lead, Fidler told reporters, "It would be surprising to me.(1)
It's no accident that the Republican efforts to claim Carl Kruger's old State Senate seat in Brooklyn bear heavy echoes of Bob Turner's special-election campaign for Anthony Weiner's old congressional seat, which Turner won on the strength of his performance in the Brooklyn part of the district, particularly among Orthodox Jews.