Working Families to run Alleyne in East New York special election against Lucas


It ain’t over yet!

The Working Families Party will back Keron Alleyne in the Feb. 15 special election for East New York’s 60th Assembly District, setting up a continuing standoff between the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the Barrons, the area’s dominant political dynasty.

Alleyne will face off against Nikki Lucas, who this weekend won the Democratic nomination in a vote of the party’s County Committee. If victorious, Alleyne would be just the third person in New York City history to win elected office solely on the WFP line, joining the ranks of Letitia James, who won her Central Brooklyn City Council seat in 2003 as a WFP candidate and is now the state Attorney General, and Diana Richardson, who won her 2015 special election to the Assembly in central Brooklyn on just the WFP line (no Democrat appeared on the ballot in that race), and is now Deputy Borough President.

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