Special Master shakes up Brooklyn congressional races


The newly proposed Congressional maps drawn up by the court-appointed “special master” would significantly shake up the races for House of Representatives in Brooklyn this year, forcing a number of longtime reps to either run in districts they don’t live in or contest a race against a fellow incumbent, and creating other new, wide-open districts to be snagged by a new generation.

The special master, Jonathan Cervas, submitted his map proposal to the Steuben County Supreme Court on Monday, May 16. He was selected last month to draw up neutral maps for the state’s Congressional and State Senate districts after maps drawn up by Albany Democrats were struck down as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders.