With Election Day upon us Nov. 7, two southern Brooklyn pols draw closer to victory or defeat in one of this year’s most eventful and talked-about City Council races.
Republican Council Member Ari Kagan, who represents District 47, and Democratic Council Member Justin Brannan, who represents District 43, have fought harder than ever to secure a win in District 47.
The politicians are facing off for the first time due to a district rezoning. District 47 — which formerly represented parts of Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Sea Gate, Gravesend — was redrawn in 2022 to include parts of Bath Beach and Bay Ridge — bringing both candidates’ neighborhoods together into one district. Kagan, a former Republican, switched parties at the end of last year — setting the state for the contentious election.