WFP endorses Jelanie DeShong for AD43, once again pitting insurgent against county Dems’ pick


The Working Families Party has endorsed Jelanie DeShong to replace Diana Richardson in central Brooklyn’s 43rd Assembly District, once again pitting an insurgent against the pick of the Kings County Democratic Party in a state legislative special election — just after losing a similar bout in East New York.

DeShong will face off against Democratic nominee Brian Cunningham in the March 22 special election. The 43rd district includes Prospect Lefferts Gardens and parts of Crown Heights and Flatbush, and had been represented by Richardson from 2015 until earlier this year when she vacated her seat to become a Deputy Borough President under new beep Antonio Reynoso.