Cunningham wins Special Election

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A Caribbean American community activist Tuesday night resoundingly won a seat vacated by a Caribbean American legislator in the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn.

Brian Cunningham, the son of a Jamaican immigrant, handsomely beat two other contenders for the 43rd Assembly District seat that became vacant when the representative, former New York State Assembly Member Diana C. Richardson, the daughter of Aruban and St. Martin immigrants, was appointed Deputy Brooklyn Borough President in January.

The 43rd Assembly District comprises the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate and parts of East Flatbush.

In the low voter-turn-out poll, in which only 3, 0001 ballots were cast, according to New York City’s Board of Elections, Cunningham, running on the Democratic Party line, received 1, 869 votes, or 62.28 percent.

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