Flatbush Council Race Splits Democratic Party Into Establishment Versus Reform As Election Day Approaches – BKLYNER
Flatbush Council Race Splits Democratic Party Into Establishment Versus Reform as Election Day Approaches – BKLYNER
FLATBUSH – A surprise endorsement of Brian Cunningham by the Working Families Party has shaken up the 40th district council race in central Brooklyn.
After representing parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Kensington, and Flatbush since 2007, Dr. Mathieu Eugene hopes to win a final four-year term that would make him the city’s longest-serving council member. To do so, he must again defeat Cunningham, who lost to Eugene in September’s Democratic primary but will appear on the on the Reform Party line in the November 7 general election.
The labor-affiliated Working Families Party endorsed Cunningham in mid-October. Party co-chair Dorothy …