This week on UnCorrect New York with Kelly Mena, Stephen Witt and Tom Russotti we sit down with the “Queenmaker” herself, Asssemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Ditmas Park, Flatbush) to talk about her unlikely career into local Brooklyn politics and her take on her recent back-to-back victories in the special election for Public Advocate and the 45th Council District.
Bichotte actually went to school for Engineering and Mathematics, earning a B.S. in electrical engineering from SUNY Buffalo, a B.S. in mathematics in secondary education and a B.T. in electrical engineering from Buffalo State College. She later went on to get her M.B.A from Northwestern University, and an M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Chicago was where the Brooklynite got her first taste for politics, helping a then-unknown Barak Obama run for U.S. State Senate. The experience gave the motivation to come back to Brooklyn and be an elected official herself in the wake of the devastating Haiti Earthquake in 2010. Bichotte went on to win District Leader that same year which has led to a successful political run since.
A breakdown of specific issues that Assemblywoman Bichotte addresses are here:
22:11 Talking about 45th Special Election
23:40 Farah’s Campaign
23:54 PA Jumaane Williams’ knowledge of Louis running in special election
27:33 Flatbush Jewish Community Council misogyny Controversy
50:58 Mayor de Blasio 2020 Presidential Race