Brannan’s chief of staff announces bid to unseat Republican in state Assembly

Chris McCreight, chief of staff to Democratic City Council Member Justin Brannan, announced on Monday he is challenging Republican Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny for his southern Brooklyn seat in this year’s general election.

McCreight wants to flip the district — Assembly District 46 — back to blue after it went Republican red in 2022 with Brook-Krasny’s win over former Democratic Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus. The district stretches from Bay Ridge to Brighton Beach and covers other neighborhoods including Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Coney Island.