Battle Between Progressives and Established Dems Plays Out in Brooklyn’s 54th Assembly District

Four-term incumbent Erik Martin Dilan faces DSA-backed Samy Nemir Olivares, one of several races in this month’s primary where more left-leaning newcomers are challenging established Democrats.

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Samy Nemir Olivares, left, and incumbent Erik Martin Dilan, right.

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On June 28, more than 125,000 people living in the 54th state Assembly District will choose their Democratic party representative between two options: the four-term incumbent Erik Martin Dilan and Samy Nemir Olivares. The district covers parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Cypress-Hills, and East New York, overlapping Brooklyn community districts 3, 4, and 5.

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