Ulrich Loses To Addabbo 53-47
With much of his core constituency wiped out and scattered to the four winds, City Councilman Eric Ulrich lost a tight race for the State Senate 53 to 47 percent to incumbent Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. on Tuesday.
In his primary election in September against Juan Reyes, Ulrich won Rockaway Park, Neponsit, Breezy Point and Broad Channel with 80 percent of more. Those communities were decimated by Superstorm Sandy, however, and residents who wanted to vote from the west end of Rockaway and Broad Channel had to travel to the Scholars’ Academy on Beach 104 Street to vote in tents in the school yard. Many had no car or gas and had evacuated the peninsula and could not vote.
Ulrich will retain his seat in the City Council.