2021 Elections: Who’s running for City Council in the 48th District


Seven candidates are facing off for the City Council seat in the 48th District currently held by term-limited Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, who represents Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, and Midwood. The winner of the June primaries will face off in the November general election, and the victor will take office in January 2022.

The race comes as the southern Brooklyn district reels from the highest numbers of COVID-19 positivity rates in the borough, and some of the highest in the city. According to city data, one in nine residents living in the ZIP codes 11235 and 11223 — which encompass Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend and Homecrest — have contracted COVID-19, and 1 in 164 has died.