By Christian Murray
June 2, 2022
A podcaster and well-known Democratic Socialist from Astoria has thrown the progressive wing of the Democratic party into disarray by announcing she plans to run for the District 59 seat in the state Senate.
Nomiki Konst announced Tuesday on “The Majority Report” talk show—a daily political podcast–that she plans to run for the newly formed District 59 seat that covers Astoria, Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and parts of Manhattan—such as Stuytown, Gramercy, Midtown and Tudor City.
“I want to announce that I’m running for state senate in District 59—a brand new district that encompasses the community I live in.”