Josue Pierre Wants to Keep It Local

Nearly two years ago, out gay District Leader Josue Pierre confronted the status quo: He was threatening to unseat a longtime incumbent, State Senator Kevin Parker, in Brooklyn’s 20th District — and it was clear he faced an uphill battle in a quest to topple a lawmaker who had been in office for close to two decades.

Pierre eventually nixed that campaign and set his sights on the City Council, where he embarked on a bid to run for the soon-to-be open seat in the 40th District, which includes Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

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