Borough’s first GOP councilmember in 20 years sworn into southern Brooklyn seat


Inna Vernikov was sworn into the City Council Wednesday to represent southern Brooklyn’s 48th district, becoming the first Republican to represent Kings County in the body in nearly two decades.

“It was an incredible honor to the sworn in as the new Councilmember of the 48th District today,” Vernikov said in a statement. “This was a historic victory for our community, who elected the first Republican Councilmember from Brooklyn in twenty years.”