Esther Yang has been
a familiar presence recently at the Roosevelt Island Saturday Farmers Market
talking with residents about local issues and her campaign for
Democratic Party 76 Assembly District Part A Leader.
I spoke with Ms Yang yesterday at the Farmers Market. Here’s what Ms Yang had
A District Leader is an unpaid volunteer elected official. All formal
parties in New York State are required to have at least one District Leader
(DL) per Assembly District (AD). These positions are subject to primary
elections every two years. This ostensibly guarantees that any party with
formal status in New York State (e.g. a permanent ballot line) is
democratically governed by its members. In essence, the District Leader is
the representative of the party members in their district to that political
From part one of Paul Newell’s “What’s a District Leader?“…
The bestest and happiest team
for Mayor and Esther Yang for District Leader UES and Roosevelt Island. No
relations, just the same coolest “Yang” last name. The awesome Jai and
Sahiba. We ❤ NYC more than ever ❤❤❤.
— Esther Yang (@estheryangny)
April 11, 2021
More info on
Ms Yang available at the website.
Rebecca Weintraub is also running for 76 AD Part A District Leader.