A guide to Brooklyn’s competitive Assembly races


It’s that time of year again! 

Voters will head to the ballot box to cast their votes in the newly-redrawn Assembly districts around Kings County on June 28, with early voting taking place until June 26. 

With redistricting, many voters are in a new district, and will have a different slate of candidates to choose from — but many busy Brooklynites are just learning about their choices. 

So, here’s a handy list of all the competitive assembly races from Greenpoint to Coney Island:

AD43: Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights

Incumbent Brian Cunningham assumed this seat after winning a March special election but is facing a number of primary challengers. The seat was vacated earlier this year by Diana Richardson, who left to become Deputy Borough President.

Brian Cunningham: Cunningham has served in Albany for three months, after winning a March special election with the backing of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. He also has the backing of Mayor Eric Adams, Councilmember Rita Joseph, and unions like 32BJ and 1199 SEIU. He had previously run for City Council in the area and had worked in the political and nonprofit spheres the last few years. His top three issues, according to his profile on NYC Votes, are creating high quality public schools, making housing affordable for all, and combating the ongoing climate crisis.

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