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Brooklyn, NY - Unofficial BOE Reports Call Yeger The Winner In 44th District Race For City Council

Published on: November 7, 2017 09:51 PM
Last updated on: November 7, 2017 10:24 PM
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Yeger soliciting a voter on the streets of Borough Park Nov. 7, 2017 (Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)Yeger soliciting a voter on the streets of Borough Park Nov. 7, 2017 (Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)

Brooklyn, NY - One of the most contentious election seasons in memory has finally come to a close with Kalman Yeger declaring victory in a bitter political rivalry that often turned ugly as members of the Jewish community took pot shots at each other.

Unofficial Board of Elections results show Yeger holding a commanding lead over Yoni Hikind in the fight to become the next councilman representing the 44th District which includes Borough Park, Midwood, Kensington, Bensonhurst and parts of Sheepshead Bay. 

With close to 70 percent of the votes counted, Yeger received more than 8,500 votes with Hikind pulling just over 4,000 votes.  School Choice candidate Heshy Tischler trailed behind with just under 500 votes.

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Taking to Twitter to congratulate his successor, City Councilman David Greenfield proclaimed that Yeger had won by a landslide, racking up wins in every neighborhood in the district.

Politico New York (http://politi.co/2yFrsgU ) described the rivalry between Yeger and Hikind as “the nastiest” City Council race of the season, noting it seemed to be more of a years-long battle between Assemblyman Dov Hikind and City Councilman David Greenfield than between the two candidates.

While the level of personal attacks in the fight for Greenfield’s Council seat seemed to hit below the belt, even for hopeful elected officials, a well known political consultant told CBS News (http://cbsloc.al/2yFxYEg) it is par for the course.

“This is usual politics for that part of Brooklyn,” said Hank Sheinkopf. “Everybody attacks everybody because the stakes are really high - in this case, who’s going to be the political boss of that part of Brooklyn.”

“Kalman Yeger’s election to the City Council will have a positive impact not only for the residents of the 44th district but for the entire Jewish community recognizing Kalman’s unique skill set to be an effective legislator and more importantly his ability to create close working relationships with his colleagues which is a pre-requisite to impact public policy as it effects the Jewish community” said Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group.



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 Nov 07, 2017 at 09:54 PM Same old corruption Says:

Not my councilman....

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 Nov 07, 2017 at 10:23 PM Smile Says:

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Same old corruption Says:

Not my councilman....

Grow up you snowflake

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 Nov 07, 2017 at 10:24 PM yaakov doe Says:

A tremendous win for all of us. A brilliant eloquent mentsch to represent the entire community. Nepotism defeated.

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 Nov 07, 2017 at 10:37 PM Wannabe Says:

This was one of the nastiest, most vile campaigns that I've ever come across, and I am proud to say for the very first time, that I did NOT vote this year. An absolute embarrassment and a chillul Hashem through and through... FEH

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 Nov 07, 2017 at 11:23 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Classic nepotism BY yeger and greenfield as he is his treasurer. Dov must be worried for his seat.

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 Nov 07, 2017 at 11:41 PM Frish Says:

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Wannabe Says:

This was one of the nastiest, most vile campaigns that I've ever come across, and I am proud to say for the very first time, that I did NOT vote this year. An absolute embarrassment and a chillul Hashem through and through... FEH

Bahoo bahoo bahoo

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 02:55 AM Anonymous Says:

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Smile Says:

Grow up you snowflake

Snowflake for hating the Democrat?

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 02:55 AM Anonymous Says:

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Smile Says:

Grow up you snowflake

Too bad my telepathic write in campaign didn't work out.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 03:48 AM Anonymous Says:

Voting for kalman yeger might be the biggest chet we have ever done in the history of klal yisroel, after his march in the toeva parade we just went to the bathroom on the torah.
Shein anu azai panim lomar lifanecha shetzadikim anachnu, aval anachnu viavisanu chatanu.
Al Chet ahechatanu bichilul hashem

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 05:00 AM Anonymous Says:

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yaakov doe Says:

A tremendous win for all of us. A brilliant eloquent mentsch to represent the entire community. Nepotism defeated.

Not in your district, but I have to agree - nepotism is not what your community needs. One hot air balloon in local government is enough. Hatzlacha to Mr. Yeger.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 08:05 AM Anonymous Says:

This election was about the political machine. As Yeger was the puppet, it simply portrayed for the world that individual choices would not matter. The endorsements of mosdos stated only one thing - we believe the machine will work, and that if we are known as supporters, we will benefit financially from this. Other mosdos supported other candidates, with the same idea, willing to risk going against the machine.

What is most shocking is how low the Yeger campaign stooped to trounce Yoni Hikind. I would never believe that the negative campaign in the frum community could go so far. All the while, I received substantial campaign materials from both sides, and have not seen a single instance of Yoni going negative against Yeger.

Meanwhile, I predict a rough ride for Yeger. His experience has nothing at all to do with City Council, and he will be forced into much that is out of his realm completely. I fear he will run away from politics sooner rather than later.

The greatest fear I have is the association his father will have with city government through him. That is a toxic connection. I won't specify anything here, but it can be discovered by word of mouth.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 10:37 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

This election was about the political machine. As Yeger was the puppet, it simply portrayed for the world that individual choices would not matter. The endorsements of mosdos stated only one thing - we believe the machine will work, and that if we are known as supporters, we will benefit financially from this. Other mosdos supported other candidates, with the same idea, willing to risk going against the machine.

What is most shocking is how low the Yeger campaign stooped to trounce Yoni Hikind. I would never believe that the negative campaign in the frum community could go so far. All the while, I received substantial campaign materials from both sides, and have not seen a single instance of Yoni going negative against Yeger.

Meanwhile, I predict a rough ride for Yeger. His experience has nothing at all to do with City Council, and he will be forced into much that is out of his realm completely. I fear he will run away from politics sooner rather than later.

The greatest fear I have is the association his father will have with city government through him. That is a toxic connection. I won't specify anything here, but it can be discovered by word of mouth.

I personally know Kalman. He will do just fine in the city council. And he has already helped many in the past including me.

His experience has a lot to do with city council as he worked for city councilmen.

Kalman will be a true advocate for our cause

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 10:50 AM Learn Koheles Says:

Shlomo ben David wrote in Koheles: vehuelokim yevakesh es hanirdaf. so those people who were making trouble and tearing down the posters of "Yeger". they caused him to win. as hashem was protecting him.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 11:27 AM Anonymous Says:

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Learn Koheles Says:

Shlomo ben David wrote in Koheles: vehuelokim yevakesh es hanirdaf. so those people who were making trouble and tearing down the posters of "Yeger". they caused him to win. as hashem was protecting him.

Moishe Kapoyer. The negative campaign was against Yoni. There is garbage about Kalman's father that is serious. That was his childhood exposure. Yoni never said a word. Yoni is the nirdaf here.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 12:15 PM scy4851 Says:

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Smile Says:

Grow up you snowflake

you're asking too much from him....

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 04:40 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Moishe Kapoyer. The negative campaign was against Yoni. There is garbage about Kalman's father that is serious. That was his childhood exposure. Yoni never said a word. Yoni is the nirdaf here.

Then why did I get anti-Yeger campaign materials paid for by friends of yoni, printed in Yiddish, delivered to my house?

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 04:41 PM Bored Bystander Says:

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Smile Says:

Grow up you snowflake

Can't we just agree to give up the slur "snowflake"? You guys don't even get the usage correctly anymore.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 08:07 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Then why did I get anti-Yeger campaign materials paid for by friends of yoni, printed in Yiddish, delivered to my house?

I got all of Yoni's literature, and there was no such thing.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 11:44 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I got all of Yoni's literature, and there was no such thing.

You must not have, because I received it. You might have mistaken it for a pro Yeger one if you don't read Yiddish though, because "paid for by friends of yoni" was the only English on there.

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 Nov 09, 2017 at 10:38 AM rabbireality Says:

How can we vote for a Jew (Yeger) who marches in a toeva “pride” parade??? Can we perhaps raise our standard of those who represent us? So sad!

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