Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Bichotte Hermelyn gives thoughts on the election
BROOKLYN WINS BIG
Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issues the following statement on the General Election preliminary results:
“I congratulate the projected election winners across Brooklyn and New York City. The Brooklyn Democratic Party looks forward to working with our victorious newly-elected and re-elected Democratic officials in the New York City Council, Kings County Civil Court, Supreme Court and Surrogate Court.”
NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL -
BROOKLYN DEMOCRATIC VICTORIES
The Party is elated by significant Democratic victories in tightly-contested elections for City Council seats representing Brooklyn:
SUSAN ZHUANG WINS COUNCIL DISTRICT 43
(Parts of Sunset Park, Borough Park and Bensonhurst)
“I congratulate Susan Zhuang, who made history by being elected as the first Asian-American Democratic City Council Member from Brooklyn.
Susan is a dedicated community activist and public servant with over a decade of experience working in the State Legislature, who will build bridges across our diverse communities.”
WELCOMING NEWLY-ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBER CHRIS BANKS FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 42
(East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, and Starrett City)
“Chris Banks is an ardent advocate who will usher in a great new era of uplifting leadership for the 42nd Council District, after defeating longtime Council Member Charles Barron in the Primary election.”
INCUMBENT JUSTIN BRANNAN WINS COUNCIL DISTRICT 47
(Bay Ridge, Coney Island and parts of Bath Beach)
“Congratulations to incumbent victor Justin Brannan, who delivered a powerful Democratic victory for the people of Council District 47.
I’m confident that Brannan’s dedicated and effective public service will continue to improve the lives of his constituents and our borough.”
APPLAUDING ALL THE DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE BROOKLYN
“Just as importantly, we also congratulate all the Democratic incumbents who will continue to successfully represent Brooklyn.
The City Council continues to gain diverse and qualified representation in Brooklyn that will keep uplifting all Brooklynites and improving our City.”
SUPREME COURT OF KINGS COUNTY:
ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC SLATE OF SIX JUSTICES
ENDORSED BY THE PARTY WINS ELECTION
We wholeheartedly applaud the victory of six Supreme Court Justices (Kings County):
Justice Heela Capell
Justice Sharon A.B. Clarke
Justice Rachel Freier
Justice Caroline P. Cohen
Justice Saul Stein
Justice Joanne D. Quiñones.
“We are proud to see the Party’s endorsed slate of diverse, highly experienced, and capable Supreme Court Justices win the election; all of whom will administer equitable justice for all Brooklynites.
As a Party, we are proud to have Brooklynites bringing reform and change to the bench.”
CIVIL COURT, KINGS COUNTY:
We laud the four Democratic victors of countywide Civil Court Judge seats in the election:
- Marva C. Brown, Esq.
- Monique J. Holaman, Esq.
- Linda Wilson, Esq.
- Betsey Jean-Jacques, Esq.
We also applaud the four winners of open seats for municipal Civil Court:
- Rena Malik, Esq. (1st Municipal Court District)
- Lola Waterman, Esq. (2nd Municipal Court District)
- Babatunde Akowe, Esq. (2nd Municipal Court District)
- Javier Ortiz, Esq. (3rd Municipal Court District)
SURROGATE COURT, KINGS COUNTY:
Additionally, we congratulate Hon. Bernard J. Graham (Acting Surrogate Court Judge), who was endorsed by the Party, for winning the open seat for Surrogate Court, Kings County.
“Across Brooklyn, we are proud to have supported the victories of Democratic Judges in Civil and Surrogate Court who follow a progressive approach to justice and have the right experience and expertise to serve our constituents,” concluded Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn.
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