By Carol Tannenhauser
The new version of New York State’s congressional electoral map was formally approved by a State Supreme Court judge shortly before midnight on Friday, The New York Times reported, ending one phase of a roller-coaster redistricting ride — and beginning another.
The entire Upper West Side is now located within the newly drawn District 12, comprising also the Upper East Side and Midtown Manhattan. No more District 10 for us — and no more Jerry Nadler, unless, of course, he wins in District 12, where he has pledged to run.
But that pits him against Carolyn Maloney in the primary, which has been postponed until August 23, as a result of the redistricting kerfuffle.
Both Maloney and Nadler have served their core districts for three decades — and served in the U.S. House of Representatives as “colleagues and allies,” Maloney told WSR in a recent interview.
Neither wasted any time before declaring they would run.
Statement from Congressman Jerrold Nadler: pic.twitter.com/3BS8CiqKIP
— (((Jerry Nadler))) (@JerryNadler) May 16, 2022
I am proud to announce that I will be running to continue to represent the 12th Congressional District. A majority of the communities in the newly redrawn NY-12 are ones I have represented for years and to which I have deep ties #NY12 #TeamMaloney
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) May 16, 2022
But they are not the only candidates running. Maude Maron, a self-described “moderate,” has entered the race, and there could be others.
We will be providing profiles of all the candidates when the field is clear.