Breaking Boundaries: Orthodox Woman to Run For New York State Senate

July 16, 2012 3:48 pm 6 comments

New York State Capitol Building in Albany. Photo: www.tomforst.com.

Flatbush resident Mindy Meyer is a busy multi-tasker, juggling between her work as a judicial intern for Judge Francois Rivera at the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn and going to law school at night. Now the 22-year-old Orthodox woman is challenging State Senator Kevin Parker for his position in the 21st District.  She will be running on both the Republican and Conservative tickets.

After receiving her BA degree from Touro College in New York, Meyer is currently studying at Touro’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center as she embarks on her political career. Her lack of political experience, however, does not daunt her, citing her own religious values and moral compass as her guide.

“I can tell you one thing…I don’t have experience in corruption,” said Meyer. “That is how politics has to change.  There is always corruption but I plan to stick to my values and ensure that none of that goes on in my district.”

Meyer’s endorsement from both parties came rather easily as she ran unopposed. “We filed her petitions on the Conservative party line and we anticipate her being a strong candidate,” Brooklyn’s Conservative Party chairman told Vos Iz Neias. “We were very excited after we met with her and I say she will be formidable and a strong contender.  She has a maturity and an ability well beyond her years.”

If elected, Meyer pledges to make inroads in education by advocating for school vouchers and creating programs for youth-at-risk that will enable them to achieve their academic goals.  Determined to combat violence, Meyer also pledged to deal with racially-motivated police brutality as well as assist women victimized by domestic abuse.

If elected, Meyer plans to transfer to a law school in Albany in order to persist in her studies, while simultaneously acting as a state senator in New York’s capitol.

6 Comments

  • Angry make one red like Esau, Israel’s twin brother is thou art in the Bible. The white red blooded nation of people. *Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: *Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. *Jeremiah 16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. (Remember, Esau the elder is a cunning hunter, a man of the world *1st John 2:16)

  • Vos Iz Neias is mentioned in the 4th paragraph

  • This is ripped off of Gus is beis. Furthermore, if you’re going to plagiarize an article, plagiarize the picture as wel. OY! http://www.vosizneias.com/109920/2012/07/16/brooklyn-ny-orthodox-young-woman-vying-for-parkers-seat

    • reprint without permission

      Ironic to hear vosizneias complaining their article was “ripped off”. What does VosIzneias do ten plus times a day if not “rip off” ALL print media everyday, to the point where sales on print newspapers has dropped to the extent the print papers have to lay off their own writers… talk about real damages…

  • Stanton Mitrany

    Stephen Ackerman, what substantiation do you have for the assertion of yours regarding “matzitza b’peh” that there have been “deaths of several infants subjected to this procedure”? Do you have medical/legal findings in any such alleged deaths which assert that this procedure has produced demonstrated fatalities? If you do, it would be ethical for you to share these with this readership.

  • Stephen Ackerman

    In view of the deaths of several infants subjected to this procedure, I would like to know what Mindy Meyer’s views are on “Matzitza B’Peh”. Furthermore, I would like to know what she will do to help draft and or pass a law to outlaw this practice in New York State?

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