New York State Attorney General Letitia James backs Nikki Lucas in the hotly contested special election for Brooklyn’s 60th Assembly District.
The winner of the race will replace left-handed Brandon Charles Barron, the ex-Black Panther who gave up his seat after being re-elected to the city council.
James joins Mayor Eric Adams and the Brooklyn Democratic Party in supporting Lucas, a 30-year-old community activist from Starrett City.
Barron and his wife, former councilor Inez Barron and the left-leaning Working Families Party support Keron Alleyne – a former staffer of Charles Barron.
“When we put women in charge, we get results and Nikki Lucas will be no exception,” James said of his endorsement of Lucas.
“I am proud to support her in this race because she will fight for our neighbours, our friends and our family. She will ensure that health care and housing are truly affordable and that our community remains vibrant and safe,” added the attorney general, who is a Brooklyn resident and previously served as a city public defender and councillor.
Early voting is underway for the special election and the last day for in-person voting will be Tuesday.
Marvin J. King is the Republican and Conservative nominee in the blue-leaning district, which includes East New York, Brownsville and Canarsie
Power couple Charles and Inez Barron have traded assembly and council seats since 2013, dominating the region. But term-limited councilor Inez Barron, 75, decided to retire instead of running again for the Assembly seat she once held.
New York Post