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Race Overview: City Council District 35

Post-Primary Update


In District 35, Laurie Cumbo emerged from a crowded field with 35% of the vote







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Replacing Tish James; The Race in #CD35

by Tammara Brathwaite   On July 18th, Decide NYC was in attendance at a 35th city council district candidate forum held in Brooklyn. All five candidates vying to replace Councilwoman Tish James, who is running for Public Advocate, attended the forum: Olanike (Ola) Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Frank (Richard) Hurley, and Jelani Mashariki. The forum featured moderators representing the Pratt Area Community-

One Last Forum in the 35th: Cumbo, Fox & Others Make Final Arguments

by Sara O’Connor and Lauralea Drummond   On Friday September 6th, AARP-NY hosted a candidates forum for the 35th City Council District at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. The current Councilwoman in this district, Letitia James, is currently seeking the city’s next Public Advocate.   Despite the small turnout, all five candidates, Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Frank Hurley,-