CH Backed Candidate Wins Special Election



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    CH Backed Candidate Wins Special Election

    Crown Heights backed candidate Brian Cunningham won yesterday’s lection for Assembly District 43 in Central Brooklyn on Tuesday night. The race was to replace Assemblywoman Diana Richardson. Cunningham received a crucial endorsement from Crown Heights United, a local Jewish activist group. Their support brought thousands of Jewish residents to the polls on his behalf, helping Mr. Cunningham reach an easy victory • Full Story

    Crown Heights backed candidate Brian Cunningham won yesterday’s lection for Assembly District 43 in Central Brooklyn on Tuesday night. The race was to replace Assemblywoman Diana Richardson.

    Cunningham received a crucial endorsement from Crown Heights United, a local Jewish activist group. Their support brought thousands of Jewish residents to the polls on his behalf, helping Mr. Cunningham reach an easy victory.

    Cunningham led Jelanie DeShong, the Working Families Party nominee, 62% to 35%, with approximately 3,000 votes counted on election night. The Republican Party and Conservative Party nominee, Mesidor Azor, received only 3%.

    At his victory party Tuesday night, Cunningham thanked the Crown Heights Jewish community for the win, mentioning that he was ready to go to Albany to work on behalf of our community’s interests.

    Turnout for the special election was exceptionally low. Just over 3,000 votes were cast in the district of approximately 130,000 people, making it fewer than half the 8,612 votes that were counted in the 2015 special election when Richardson was elected.

    Cunningham will likely take office in early April and serve out the term through the end of the year. He will need to run for re-election to secure his seat.

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