Brooklyn incumbents finish strong in Assembly primary


Not all results are final, but, the morning after New York’s Assembly primaries, most of Brooklyn’s incumbent candidates have handily won re-election.

Nine Democratic incumbents in Brooklyn faced challengers this year, but, as of Wednesday morning, all will be headed back to Albany in January.

Brian Cunningham, who won the special election in Assembly District 43 back in March, won his race handily with more than 60 percent of the vote; freshman Assemblymember Emily Gallagher is on her way to re-election in North Brooklyn’s AD50; and Monique Chandler-Waterman scored more than 64 percent of votes in AD58, leaving her opponent, Eric Adams-backed Hercules Reid, in the dust.