Erik Dilan’s Congressional Campaign Moves Forward

Councilman Erik Dilan (Photo: Facebook)

Is Brooklyn Councilman Erik Dilan’s potential primary challenge against Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez starting to take off the ground?

From the latest fundraising invitation from Michael Olmeda, a political consultant who worked as the campaign manager for Councilman Erik Dilan’s Chief of Staff Rafael Espinal’s in an Assembly special election last summer, it sure looks like it.

“I am once again reaching out to you to help support another of our young and progressive candidates for election,” Mr. Olmeda wrote in an email to potential donors this evening, forwarded to The Politicker by a friendly reader.

“This one, I have known for sometime now. He is already an Elected Official and is seeking higher office,” he continued. “He aims to replace an incumbent Congresswoman that has almost 20 years in service and has only faced another candidate once during that time. She is ripe for the picking. We will win this one.”

Some suspect Mr. Dilan’s potential campaign could be a power-play between Brooklyn’s Democratic leader, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a close ally of Mr. Dilan, and Ms. Velázquez, a staunch political rival. However, Mr. Olmeda’s direct language suggests the campaign is becoming noticeably more tangible.

View the full email and attached fundraising flier below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

I am once again reaching out to you to help support another of our young and progressive candidates for election.
This one, I have known for sometime now. He is already an Elected Official and is seeking higher office. He aims to replace an incumbent Congresswoman that has almost 20 years in service and has only faced another candidate once during that time. She is ripe for the picking. We will win this one.

Erik Dilan is a great legislator who has brought millions of dollars and countless services to his district. It is time for change, it is time for the young and vibrant leaders to work these Washington movers and shakers.

Please write a check for my good friend Erik. He is on a great path, and you can help him to continue the journey. Thank you for your support.

As you may recall, you have helped me elect several young people to office in recent years, the likes of Assemblywoman Grace Meng; Councilwoman Jullisa Ferreras, and most recently Assemblyman Rafael Espinal. In all we have backed winners, lets keep this momentum all the way to Congress.

I look forward to your donation, and hope to see you next Tuesday.

Respectfully,

Michael Olmeda

Erik Dilan’s Congressional Campaign Moves Forward