Make the Road staffer Jesus Gonzalez appears to have officially entered the race to replace Darryl Towns in the 54th Assembly District after sending out an invitation to a fundraiser last night on Facebook.
Gonzalez is expected to pull support from the Working Families Party and affiliated labor groups and Make the Road’s vast social services network in the neighborhood in a race that is turning into a fight for supremacy in the neighborhood between factions aligned with County Leader Vito Lopez (who is backing Rafael Espinal, chief of staff to Councilman Erik Dilan) and Congressman Ed Towns (who is backing his daughter, Deirdra).
Details on the fundraiser below:
Tuesday, June 7 · 6:00pm - 8:30pm
### St. Marks Ave, #4 (between Vanderbilt and Carlton) Brooklyn, NY 11238
2/3 to Bergen or Q/B to 7th Ave.
Gathering to meet Jesus Gonzalez
Hosted by Jennifer Ostrow and Maggie Williams
Why does Jesus’s race matter?
The New York State 54th Assembly District is a diverse collection of neighborhoods in northeast Brooklyn, home to thousands of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean as well as African American and white residents. Communities in the 54th district suffer from:
Jesus Gonzalez will address key community issues.
• Quality Public Education • Economic Opportunity
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[Note: An earlier version of this item included the specific address and email associated with the fund-raiser, which has been redacted.]