Robert Jackson won the Democratic primary for the State Senate’s 31st District on Thursday night, handily defeating incumbent Marisol Alcantara.
Alcantara had been a part of the Independent Democratic Congress, a group that had aligned with Republicans in the State Senate. She wasn’t the only former IDC member to lose in Thursday’s primary. Six members of that group were ousted in the primaries, including leader Jeff Klein. Gov. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul both won their primaries, as did Tish James for Attorney General. Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell also won his primary race.
Congressman Jerry Nadler and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal (both seen at the bottom of the photo below) were among Jackson’s supporters. Jackson was formerly a City Council Member, and is known for being a strong advocate for public education.
— Clodagh McGowan (@clodaghny1) September 14, 2018