Nikki Lucas secures Dem nomination for East New York Assembly seat


Nikki Lucas secured the Democratic nomination in the special election for East New York’s 60th Assembly District seat, dealing a blow to the Barron dynasty which has dominated area politics for two decades.

Lucas, a local activist, former district leader, and longtime critic of the Barrons, was selected as the nominee for the Feb. 15 special election in a meeting of the Brooklyn Democratic Party’s County Committee in Starrett City on Sunday. In a “weighted” vote of County Committee’s members in the 60th District, Lucas handily beat her opponent Keron Alleyne, winning 13,882.5 weighted votes to Alleyne’s 1,953.75.