2024 New York congressional battleground

2024 Bronx Assembly district special election results

Democratic attorney Landon Dais defeated Republican Norman McGill in the race to replace former Assembly Member Latoya Joyner.

Landon Dais will succeed former Assembly Member Latoya Joyner in this Bronx seat.

Landon Dais will succeed former Assembly Member Latoya Joyner in this Bronx seat. Courtesy of Landon Dais

The special election to replace disgraced former Rep. George Santos has gotten all the attention, but it’s not the only election scheduled for Tuesday. There’s also a special election for Assembly District 77 in the Bronx. The seat became vacant in early January, when Assembly Member Latoya Joyner abruptly announced that she was leaving the state Legislature to pursue an unspecified opportunity in the private sector.

Democratic nominee Landon Dais, a local attorney, easily defeated Republican nominee Norman McGill, a public housing leader and elevator mechanic. Dais is the son of Larry Dais, a Harlem community leader who serves as a commissioner of the New York City Civil Service Commission. Dais got his start in Harlem politics, but following unsuccessful runs for both a New York City Council seat and a district leader position in Harlem, he moved to the Bronx. He’s now the vice chair of the Bronx Democratic Party. McGill is the president of the residents association at Highbridge Gardens, a New York City Housing Authority development in the district, and a frequent presence at rallies calling for more investment in NYCHA buildings. The special election was scheduled on very short notice, and turnout didn’t even reach 2,000 total votes.

Assembly District 77

Claremont, Morris Heights and Highbridge in the Bronx

Landon Dais (D): 74.03%

Norman McGill (R): 20.78%

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