One of the city's most hotly contested state Senate races is in a Brooklyn district that's represented by a Republican.
State Senator Martin Golden is facing a challenge from Democrat Andrew Gounardes, who unsuccessfully ran against him in 2012.
NY1 will host a debate between the two candidates that will air on Inside City Hall at 7 p.m. on October 25. Here's a brief look at the race.
A Republican in a Democratic city
Golden has represented this southern Brooklyn district since 2003. He and Andrew Lanza of Staten Island are the only two Republican state Senators who represent New York City districts.
Gounardes ran against Golden in 2012 and lost. But he is hoping the political climate will work in his favor this year, and he's getting a lot of help from his own party.
With the exception of a brief period nearly 10 years ago, Democrats have not held a majority in the state Senate for decades. They are hoping that Donald Trump's unpopularity among members of their party gives them new energy at the polls across the state.
Gounardes is hoping that increased turnout among progressives can score him an upset in a district where Democrats actually outnumber Republicans.
And for his part, he has made his support for speed cameras a part of his campaign platform.