Brooklyn, NY -Brooklyn, NY – VIN News has confirmed with the board of elections that Avraham Solomon Tischler has been removed from the ballot for the upcoming City Council elections in Brooklyn’s 44th district.
After four different challenges, the board of elections invalidated approximately 800 of Tischler’s signatures, leaving him with an insufficient number of signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Harold Tischler, father of the 18 year old candidate, just spoke with VIN News about his son’s candidacy. “My son stood on street corners getting signatures from people in Boro Park. Are you telling me that 800 people lied? 800 people gave us fake signatures? My son does chessed, serves food at Masbia. We go to the hospital on Shabbos and give out food to people. We are supposed to be a Jewish community and the candidates keep preaching achdus. You call this achdus? ”
Gary Tilzer, campaign spokesman for Joe Lazar, confirmed that Tischler had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, saying “The Lazar campaign engaged in an administrative process aimed at making sure Abraham Tischler had enough valid signatures. We owed it to our over one hundred volunteers who donated their time for Joe Lazar to make sure that everyone else played by the same rules we had to follow. We never had any intention of taking Mr. Tischler to court.”
In a statement just released to VIN News, David Greenfield said, “One of the fundamental concepts in elections is that you must have community support to run for office. The way to prove this support is by collecting signatures. Joe Lazar and I both worked very hard to prove that support by each collecting thousands of signatures and that’s why we both challenged Mr. Tischler’s petitions. Regardless, I wish Mr. Tischler the best and hope to see him active in community affairs.”
Harold Tischler claims otherwise, saying that David Greenfield seemed to be the only candidate who had an interest in keeping his son off the ballot and said that his son would likely support either Joe Lazar or Jonathan Judge.
this means sinas yisroel
I agree with the Lazar and Greenfield campaigns. They both did work very hard knocking on doors (they both knocked on my door) and worked hard to get so many signatures. Tischler seems like a nice kid, but he has to follow the rules to get on the ballot.
Mr Tischler, as a father you should do what’s best for your son like make sure HE FINISHES COLLEGE instead of throwing an 18 year old into the middle of something much too large for him. You set him up for a huge loss. You thing anyone who signed that paper will really vote for him? Do we really only care about Metro Cards? Pathetic.
“Gary Tilzer, campaign spokesman for Joe Lazar, confirmed that Tischler had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot”
Mr. Greenfield said “Joe Lazar and I both worked very hard to prove that support by each collecting thousands of signatures and that’s why we both challenged Mr. Tischler’s petitions.”
this is contradictory to the Lazar account.
Something is fishy here and I suspect some under the table stuff went down between Greenfield and the elections board. It’s nice to see that Boro Park has a bright future if they elect Greenfield.
Harold Tischler someone should call child protective services. Who in their right mind feeds their kid to the wolves?
I don’t think that’s good publicity for greenfeild… Way 2a go, you showed us how much of a 2 year old you really are
Avrom Shlomo, this proves that if you start with lies youlll loose.sorry Mr. Tischler. Thank you David for running an EMES campaign! With hashems help you will Win!
The achdus of the candidates puts the rebbes achdus to shame this is pshat talmedei chacumim marbeh shalom biolam
Greenfield took him to court for fraud? Lazar asked for the Board of Elections to count the signatures? One is a check the other is a lawsuit. Why won’t he admit to suing? Can VIN get a copy of the lawsuit? That would prove who is lying.
I think now we should vote for Jonathan Judge. That will teach these politicians as usual, a lesson.
David Greenfield was the “ONLY” one that “SUED” Tischler but he’s trying his usual spin that Joe also. Also what David?
David greenfield has just displayed that he is the baby the reason why greenfield didn’t sue Jonathan judge is because he doesn’t think judge has what it takes as is for tischler had and greenfield got scared I will imy”h vote for Joe Lazar I’ve known him for years I daven with him he is what we need
Tischler worked to get his signatures just as hard as any of the other candidates and instead of paying other people to do it like Mr. Greenfield, Mr. Tischler stood outside in the freezing cold himself getting his own signatures. What a terrible thing greenfield did and he lost my vote. You are degraded in my eyes by taking an 18 year old to court. Everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie. You dont want to help! You want to pocket as much money as you can and because of people like you politics are so corrupt. I hope Tischler appeals his case in court and works together with Mr. Lezar and show this community and everyone else what achdus realy is.
I keep laughing at this election. But the kid was knocked off the ballot fairly. Regardless, he was not adding to the debate, so he was a useless candidate.
I met tishler on 16th Ave and he was collecting signatures, He seemed like a nice kid possibly a little to eager but I am sure he will get there one day.
This campaign in my opinion is a chilul hashem wrapped up in the guise of frumkeit. All these guys are all out for their own kavod from the politician to their campaign staff and the mosdos are all out for the the money.
Greenfield and Lazar are using strong arm tactics and they are all an embarrassment to the Frum Community! By the way does anyone know the motives behind the staff of these individuals? Are they all part of the 44th district? why are they so eager?
What a disgrace. This a tactic he learnt from Bloomberg. If you can’t beat him fairly, you discredit him with any means at your disposal.
This was a low blow and very revealing of your Lopez-like personality.
If this guy wins it means bringing Lopez into Boro Park.
Wake Up Boro Park before its too late- Keep Vito Lopez out of Boro Park!!!!
#5 … pathetic?? Mr. Tischler has done something no one else has ever done and just getting nominated was a win. You dont know how hard it is for parents to pay their childrens tuition, let alone transportation. By getting on the ballot, he showed everyone that you could accomplish anything if you put the effort into it. Mr. Tischler is going to have a future. We are all tired of these corrupt politicians that dont care about anyone else but themselvs. Its about time that we have a change and leave it uo to someone that could make a big difference in this community like Tischler. Mr. Lezar and Mr. Tischler are a good example of achdus
David Greenfield is a creep. I don’t care that the Conservative Party endorsed him. This is why I won’t touch NYC politics with a 10 foot pole. It is a motley bunch of corrupt pedophile rabbis, corrupt puerto rican assemblyman criminals, chasidic jewish parasites looking for a government handout, and others looking out for themselves and nobody but themselves. What about the average hard-working guy who wants his money to stay in his pocket and who wants effective government? We need a change now.
Greenfield tried to knock Judge off the ballot. Fortunately for us, Judge has more then enough proper signatures. These ACORN style tactics are not what our community needs. We need someone who has the support of OUR community, not the Sepahrdic community outside of the district.
Who is running greenfield’s campaign? I got to be honest with you I met David on a couple of occasions and I have friends who know him and they are all surprised that he inst ahead he seems not to have a grip here and that’s not the way he has been for Sephardic community, I hope he makes some swift changes and shows this district who he really is.
Does Judge have any of the “frum” support? I would assume as a republican the frum community would be more aligned with his views or maybe that doesn’t really matter
I can;t vote in Brooklyn, but I once started to listen to one of Greenfield’s speeches that get posted here from time to time. Nuff said.
this all stinks!!!! where is crazy Eddie?
what a joke.
No I don’t think 800 people gave you fake signatures. The alternative explanation really doesn’t look good at all. Keep up your chesed work and then work on your emes a little too.
Who is greenfeld’s gary tizler
Emes campaign?? David greenfield has spoken nothing but lies. Lezar tried helping out another Jew while Greenfield tried bashing him. What part of that is Emes??? greenfield is not the right person to represent this community whatso ever. We have corruption no more is needed
Greenfield will not get in, if he does, they should investigate every vote IMHO. You will all regret putting him in office, look at his behavior now, it is sickening, he has himself in mind for sure, but you I doubt he has anyone else in mind. Stay away.
I hope Tischler gains some experience and runs again. Honestly, he is too young. However, after the way Greenfield acted, he lost my vote. They should have encouraged Tischler, not taken him to court. They preach but don’t practice. Politics in action, they are all the SAME.
feel bad for this little boy… but you did it to youself…. you have no idea anything about poltics. oh I’m sure now you got the taste of it. stop blaming everyone. you did it to yourself
greenfeld is a looser with a capital L , whatever votes greenfeld thought he had till now in boro park he lost by doing this stupid move, i will vote for lazar , and i will encourage my freinds and family to vote for lazar,
I meet Mr.Tischler & he asked to sign & I told him I don’t know if I am in the 44 council district.So he told me that if it is not elegabale the board of elections will remove it.
I can’t get over this stupid campaigns are we really such a stupid community that we can’t present some real candidates not like that small kid Tischler who a couple of months ago couldn’t even take drivers license or drink alcohol or that other candidate Greenfeld in his low twenties. Do we have a lack in Askonim and community activists to put on the ballot?
David grenfield knocked on my door one freezing cold night around 10pm to get my signature – my wife wasn’t home – I offered to sign her signature as POA, he didn’t want it – he wanted her actual vote. So know your facts when you claim he paid people to get their signatures
I met tishler on 13th av collecting signatures
I have signed already for greenfeld so I didn’t give my signature to him
have I not have signed I would gladly sign for him why not ? If it makes a fellow jew happy?
I don’t think its fair to take him off the ballot he is young and wanted a try at this for experience why not encourage him?
Which kehilos/shul/rav are Greenfeild and Lazar affiliated with?
greenfield lost my vote i mean this kid was not going to really take away a significant amount of votes so be a mentch and show the little guy the ropes don’t go ahead and jump at him like you guys are fighting over class president
I am no longer for Greenfield. This smacks of Chicago politics in the worst possible way. For all of you people criticizing the young man’s father, I think he did a wonderful job raising such a fine young man.
When I was in yeshivah and I realized it wasn’t for me and wanted to go to work my parents supported me even though this is not what they had in mind, they did it because Parents support their childrens asperations!!! Kudos to mr tischler for being behind your son, at 18 he’s better off on the street collecting signitures that smoking pot or chasing girls
Tischler candidacy (if you can even call it that) is as much of a joke as the other two “legitimate” candidates. Why do yiddeshe districts attract such “political hacks and drech” to the ballot when there are so many really talented and intelligent potential candidates who could run but don’t want to engage in the gutter politics that is the norm in BP and WB.
I am neutral on this election and I have no problem with any of these two individuals to represent my district. I don’t that a city councilman is a major position and think that both of them can easily fill Simcha’s shoes.
I do however notice a bias here on VIN against Greenfield. I hope I am wrong about it. Every time a story is posted about this race, it just takes a mere few seconds for multiple posts to bash Greenfield in every which way. I would assume these are people that are part of the Lazar campaign or possibly even paid posters.
It reminds me of the Heyer vs. Lander election a few months ago when every time a story was posted about it, some Heyer supporters would instantaneously post negative comments about Lander. I wonder if this is being done now by the same group of people.
In any case, I don’t yet know who I will vote for, but I will definitely vote. I think the most important thing on March 23 isn’t who will win but how many people come out and vote. It is very important that our community gets everyone out to vote, so that it makes it easier for either Lazar or Greenfield to get what they want from the city or state
And Greenfield just lost my vote.
This and what I read about him teaming up with Lopez made me look very differently at him. He’s just a machine politcian.
I will vote Judge.
What people here don’t realize is this David Greenfield took away the people’s choice to make a decision for themselves wether Tischler should get a vote or not. That’s the worst kind of political shenanigans any politician can make. For that alone, I would not vote for Greenfield. Bottom Line: LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE!!!
Why wasn’t he forced to go to Bais Din? I’m always forced to go to batei din, I’d love to get to go to court!
The truth is greenfield did the right move any seasoned politician would do, and lazar being seasoned himself let greenfield do the dirty work for him.
As for the tischler I hope over the next year or two he should get involved/intern with the best of them and then run for public office again as he showed a willingness to actually listen to the people’s concerns as he was getting signatures ( I did sign on 13th ave), he asked if I had any specific complaints, I did to much garbage, and why is garbage collection not done on the same day as alternate side parking….
As for the father you & your wife raised a real gentleman with enough drive to make anything happen…
My you & all of klal yisroall go from strength to strength
My family is voting for Jonathan Judge because he’s a true Conservative in the race. He’s clean. He’s not affiliated with Vito Lopez and the Democratic machine politics.
I see lopez is very hated in the jewish community
At least from the posts in here so it looks
But if this is true I wonder why greenfeld who is so affiliated with lopez calls himself the anti establishment candidate?
youre all bashing a young 18 year old that only wants to help and does so much chessed for this community and wants to try to help out as much as he can?? what have you all done for the community??
did this kid have anything to say? It seems like his father is the only one with the own loud opinions-maybe his son was just a front for him so he could live a dream. The father’s coment about his own father-he died when he was 13 and what exactly can he really remember except what people told you and learn to spell . Really do you think a 18 year old has any real life experience to understand what’s out there? Going into politics is like going into a lions den. You have to have a strong backbone to withstand all the criticism and problem solving that comes day in and day out. No 18 can even begin to understand what that means.
avrom shlomi i can tell you this much, u got 77 comments! the rest is not important way to go bro!