Helene Weinstein to retire after 44 years in state Assembly, Council Member Kalman Yeger to run for her seat

Brooklyn’s longest-serving Assembly Member will retire at the end of this year — and a local Council Member is planning to run for her seat.

Assembly Member Helene E. Weinstein, a Democrat who represents District 41, will step down at the end of her current term after nearly 44 years in office, she announced Monday.

“I want to thank all of my constituents throughout the years for placing their confidence in me,” Weinstein said in a statement. “I also wish to thank all of my current and past staff members both in Albany and Brooklyn who have assisted me and our community throughout my years in office.”