Izzy Weiss Withdraws Candidacy for Assembly

By Reuvain Borchardt

Izzy Weiss

BROOKLYN — Midwood political operative Izzy (Yisroel) Weiss has withdrawn his candidacy for the 45th Assembly seat two days after announcing his intent to run, citing “unforeseen personal circumstances.”

“One of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made was to run for state Assembly,” Weiss said in a statement to Hamodia Wednesday evening. “There were always many reasons not to and many potential difficulties, but the desire I had to make a difference and be a strong voice for the issues that matter trumped everything else. However, based on unforeseen personal circumstances that have since arisen, I will be withdrawing my candidacy.”

Weiss had announced his candidacy in an interview with Hamodia published Monday.

“I want to thank everyone who expressed excitement about my run,” his statement Wednesday concluded. “I know this is disappointing for many. But this was a decision that I know is best for now. When the time is right, I will be there.”

Weiss will continue working as a staffer to Councilwoman Inna Vernikov, where he has served since she took office in 2021. He previously served as a staffer to Assemblyman Dov Hikind for the five years prior to Hikind’s retirement in 2018.


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