Mike DiSanto, 29, is campaigning to unseat the only Republican State Senator in Brooklyn. His opposition is Marty Golden, a former police officer, who has gone unchallenged in the last two races. Golden is popular in the district, but it seems like a smart move by DiStanto to run and get his name out there, win or lose. Disanto has set a smart campaign tone, notes the Brooklyn Eagle, by pointing to Golden as part of the problem in Albany: “He can’t find time for us. He’s working for his campaign and political donors.” DiStanto says he’ll be an independent voice in the Senate:
I would go up there to Albany and be my own man. They don’t debate issues. We need to get people there together to talk and debate and build over everybody’s ideas. We need transparency and put everything out to the public onto the internet. We need to create an ethical forum and help make changes.
We’ll keep tracking this race and others during this year’s election season.