It’s official! Nikki Lucas is the new Assemblymember in East New York, and the first in 2 decades, not named Barron.
Lucas sent out a statement to announce her victory. “Our community has spoken loud and clear, and I am so humbled to now be elected Democratic representative from East New York, Starrett City, Brownsville and Canarsie. Tonight is the result of what happens when we center real change, build coalitions, and demand a just future that includes truly affordable housing, quality public schools and accessible health care for all. I thank everyone who believed in me, especially my family, clergy, NYCHA and tenant leaders, laborers and working-class New Yorkers, my political club and staff. It is my honor to continue to serve the people of this district, here and in Albany.”
Lucas received 78.3% of the votes to secure the victory, while Keron Alleyne, who was heavily backed by Inez and Charles Barron, received 19% of the votes.
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