Olanike Alabi, a veteran district leader in the 57th Assembly district is set to announce her candidacy later this morning.
“I am extremely proud to officially announce that I am a candidate for the New York State Assembly – 2012,” said Ms. Alabi in a statement provided by her campaign. “As the Democratic State Committeewoman/District Leader for several years, I have served the constituents of this district. I know first-hand how far we have come—and I am keenly aware of what is needed to move our district forward.” Continue reading “Candidate Emerges for Jeffries Seat”→
Chris Banks, who founded the antipoverty group East New York United Concerned Citizens, Inc., announced intentions to run against Assemblywoman Inez Barron in front of a Brooklyn barber shop Saturday morning. “We have longed for leadership that respects your opinion. We have longed for leadership that is accountable,” Mr. Banks said to the cheers from the relatively sizable crowd. “We need new leadership in this community.”