Simcha Felder took out a full-page ad (pictured above) in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper Hamodia today stating that he is “the only candidate who shares our values” and “firmly opposes any redefinition of marriage,” reports the New York Observer.
Felder is running against David Storobin in the new State Senate District 17 which includes much of the Orthodox Jewish and traditionally conservative populations of Midwood and Borough Park as well as generally more liberal areas such as West Midwood, Fiske Terrace, Beverley Square West and Midwood Park.
Storobin has also fought against gay marriage. His first act in Albany was to write and be the lone sponsor of a June 2012 bill to repeal the New York law allowing same-sex couples to marry. His opposition to gay marriage was an important wedge issue in the race that first got Storobin elected, reports the Wall Street Journal.