The Working Families Party victories in legislative primary races stands at this: 31 wins in the state Assembly and Senate.
The progressive party counts legislative incumbents among its victories, including Democrats Yuh-Line Niou, Diana Richardson, Julia Salazar, Ron Kim, and Harry Bronson.
But the party's endorsed candidates also won 11 Democratic primaries where the seat was an open one. And the party endorsed three candidates who defeated Democratic incumbents in the Legislature.
“New York's multiracial progressive movement is here to stay. From Brooklyn to Rochester to Ithaca, New Yorkers across our state demanded bold transformative change at the ballot box," said State Director Sochie Nnaemeka.
"Voters made clear: it is no longer enough to call yourself a Democrat. New Yorkers want leaders who will tax the rich, fully fund our public schools and hospitals, and lift up tenants, immigrants and people of color. The New York Working Families Party is proud of our multiracial slate of progressive candidates, up and down the state, who built powerful grassroots momentum and activated thousands of volunteers. We look forward to working alongside the new class of Senators and Assemblymembers to translate this electoral power into legislative wins for working people and communities of color.”
The upheaval was apparent in several Assembly races this June. There could be as many as 19 new members in the Democratic conference in the chamber next year after a half-dozen incumbents lost their primaries.