Editorial: For State Senate - 27 East


Editorial: For State Senate

Editorial Board on Oct 28, 2020
For the first time since 1977, the 1st District will not be represented in the State Senate by Kenneth LaValle, who is retiring after a legendary career. That puts a... more

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