Eric Adams and Darlene Mealy Endorse Candidate for Boyland’s Seat

A poster for Ineisha Williford's kickoff this weekend, featuring Borough President Eric Adams and Councilwoman Darlene Mealy.
A poster for Ineisha Williford’s kickoff this weekend.

In the race to replace disgraced ex-Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., one candidate is already scooping up key establishment support.

Ineisha Williford, a staffer to Brooklyn Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, secured the backing of Borough President Eric Adams and Ms. Mealy at a Saturday fund-raising event, according to source at the event.

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Supporters of Convicted Assemblyman Soliciting Letters to Reduce His Sentence

William Boyland. (Photo: Facebook)
William Boyland. (Photo: Facebook)

Supporters of former Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who was convicted on corruption charges and is now awaiting sentencing, are soliciting letters in an effort to reduce his prison sentence, according to an email forwarded to the Observer by two Brooklyn politicos today. Continue reading “Supporters of Convicted Assemblyman Soliciting Letters to Reduce His Sentence”

Assemblyman William Boyland Found Guilty on All Charges

Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. leaving a Brooklyn federal court house today.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. leaving a Brooklyn federal court house  yesterday.

Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. has been convicted on federal corruption charges today, according to a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch. 

Mr. Boyland was convicted on all 21 counts accusing him of four schemes, including a top count of attempted extortion while serving as an elected official.  Continue reading “Assemblyman William Boyland Found Guilty on All Charges”

William Boyland Has Yet Another Challenger

Anthony Jones' campaign slogan contest. (Photo: Jones campaign)
Anthony Jones’ campaign slogan contest. (Photo: Jones campaign)

The 2014 political season is starting to look a lot like 2012 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Assemblyman William Boyland, who is again facing corruption charges like he did two years ago, will be up against another crowded field of candidates if he chooses to seek re-election. And the latest candidate to announce a challenge, community activist Anthony Jones, ran against Mr. Boyland in 2012. Continue reading “William Boyland Has Yet Another Challenger”

Boyland Challenger Nets First Union Endorsement of Race

William Boyland. (Photo: Facebook)
Assemblyman William Boyland walking out of a courthouse. (Photo: Facebook)

Lori Boozer, a community activist challenging indicted Assemblyman William Boyland, won the first union endorsement in what may be yet another crowded race for the Brooklyn seat.  Continue reading “Boyland Challenger Nets First Union Endorsement of Race”

Councilwoman Mealy Mulling Run for Boyland Seat: Sources

Councilwoman Darlene Mealy. (Photo: NYC Council)
Councilwoman Darlene Mealy. (Photo: NYC Council)

Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, re-elected to her Brooklyn district just last year, is now mulling a run for Assemblyman William Boyland’s seat, two sources with knowledge of the race told Politicker. 

Mr. Boyland is currently on trial for corruption charges and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. The Brownsville lawmaker has been indicted three times in total but won re-election two years ago while under indictment. If convicted, he would automatically forfeit his seat.  Continue reading “Councilwoman Mealy Mulling Run for Boyland Seat: Sources”

Another Challenger Emerges for William Boyland

william boyland interview fb
Assemblyman William Boyland. (Photo: Facebook)

With Assemblyman William Boyland on trial for his latest string of corruption charges, candidates are moving once again to unseat the embattled Brooklyn pol.

Lamont Carolina, a former field organizer and voting registration director on both Obama presidential campaigns, is the latest candidate to move to challenge the thrice-indicted Boyland. While Mr. Carolina has not made his run official, he said he is likely to jump into the field soon. Continue reading “Another Challenger Emerges for William Boyland”