Donald Cranston announces GOP bid for southern Brooklyn Council seat


Donald Cranston, who ran unsuccessfully to be the Democratic nominee for southern Brooklyn this year, has switched parties to run in the general election on the Republican and Conservative Party lines, he announced Wednesday.

“As many of you know, I recently ran a strong campaign as a moderate in the 46th Council District in the Democrat primary, but despite my falling short, my passion to represent this community has not ended,” Cranston, a longtime fixture in city and state government, said in an Aug. 25 Facebook post. “That is why I am continuing my campaign on the Republican and Conservative lines because so much is at stake in this election.”