Brooklyn Democrats were in high spirits at the Kings County Democratic Party’s annual dinner last night at the Giando on the Water restaurant and event space in Williamsburg.
And there was good reason to be as Brooklyn Democrats currently dominate the political scene.
Among the Brooklynites in attendance included Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President and the Democratic nominee for mayor Eric Adams, State Attorney General Letitia James, House Democratic Caucus Chair U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Democratic nominee to replace Adams as borough president City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso.
Bichotte Hermelyn highlighted the historic victory of three citywide Democratic nominees from Brooklyn: Brad Lander for Comptroller, Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate, and Eric Adams for Mayor.
While progressive party reformers Lander and Williams (who is getting married tonight) were not in attendance, Reynoso – also a Party reformer – vowed to work to unify the Party as the incoming borough president.
“Brooklyn is facing unprecedented challenges as we emerge from one of the most difficult periods in our borough’s history. This June, the people elected a historically diverse slate of elected officials to immediately get to work and deliver on behalf of our most impacted communities. Our new Mayor, myself, and the entire slate of democratic nominees are aligned on far more than we differ on and are all committed to following through on the task the voters entrusted us with. Now is a time to put political differences aside and focus on the pressing needs of Brooklynites,” said Reynoso.