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New York Focus: Manhattan DA Candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein Skipped Years of Voting in Local Elections, Records Show

June 14, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Manhattan district attorney candidate Dan Quart has spent 20 years as a community lawyer, 8 years on his Community Board, and 10 years as an Assembly member. Quart is running for district attorney to continue the work he’s been doing for over 20 years building a fairer and safer Manhattan.

While candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein only registered as a Democrat after getting rejected for a federal judgeship by the Trump administration and did not vote consistently in local elections, Quart has been a fierce advocate for Manhattan and Democratic values his entire career and will bring the change New Yorkers demand as district attorney.

Read more from New York Focus and THE CITY below.

New York Focus / THE CITY: Manhattan DA Candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein Skipped Years of Voting in Local Elections, Records Show

“We have had DAs who are disconnected and out of touch with Manhattanites for years,” said Dan Quart, a New York State Assembly member. “If Ms. Farhadian Weinstein couldn’t do the bare minimum and vote in local elections until 2017, how can voters expect her to represent them?”

[...] “A meaningful indication of a person’s civic commitment and knowledge of and connection to a community is their participation in our electoral process,” said Richard Corman, president of the Downtown Independent Democrats.

“A voting record represents someone’s interest in the community, and so I would certainly think that whether or not they have participated in our elections and have voted in the past is a relevant indicator of someone’s connection, knowledge of, and commitment to a community.”

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About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and