Chandler-Waterman wins Special Election by landslide


Caribbean American community activist Monique Chandler-Waterman, the daughter of Jamaican and Barbadian immigrants, on Tuesday won by a landslide the Special Election for the seat vacated by former New York State Assembly Member N. Nick Perry, who, earlier this month, was sworn-in as the new United States Ambassador to Jamaica.

Perry, who had represented the 58th New York State Assembly District in Brooklyn for about three decades, along with Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, had thrown their full support behind Chandler-Waterman.