Special election called in Nick Perry’s vacated Brooklyn Assembly seat


Gov. Kathy Hochul has called a special election for May 24 in the 58th Assembly District, covering parts of East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Canarsie, after the seat was vacated by longtime rep Nick Perry.

Perry’s exit was a long time coming: he was nominated by President Joe Biden last year to serve as the American ambassador to his native Jamaica. Perry was confirmed by the United States Senate in March and vacated his seat last month, after nearly 30 years in Albany.