Candidate Doesn’t Break Amid Ramadan Fast


With his mom, sister, and wife by his side, Shafiq Abdussabur knocked on Newhallville doors to bring his mayoral-challenger message directly to the neighborhood where he used to work as police district manager — even as he continued to fast for the holy month of Ramadan. 

Abdussabur embarked on that day’s worth of political canvassing on Saturday in his ongoing bid to unseat two-term incumbent Mayor Justin Elicker in this year’s Democratic primary for mayor. Former federal prosecutor Liam Brennan and former McKinsey consultant Tom Goldenberg are also challenging Elicker in this year’s primary, while independents Wendy Hamilton and Mayce Torres have filed to run as independents in November’s general election.

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