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Race Overview: City Council District 36

Also appearing on the General Election ballot:

Veronica L. Thompson  (R)


Post-Primary Update


In District 36, Robert Cornegy Jr. secured the Democratic nomination with a 69-vote margin of victory.



Race Overview


The race to represent voters in City Council District 36 includes several candidates with significant political experience and strong community ties.  Two candidates with experience working for the City of New York have support from the city’s political class: John Kirsten Foy has been endorsed by the Working Families Party, NYC Central Labor Council, and the Council’s Progressive Caucus, while Robert Cornegy Jr. has the support of local elected officials (including outgoing Councilman Al Vann).  Additionally, two pastors with many years of direct service within the community and an Access-A-Ride driver have declared their candidacies.


Note: Candidate profiles include a questionaire responses from the Brooklyn Movement Center’s Power Lever Project






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Recounting to 36

by James Subudhi   The primary election is over but the battle for Bed Stuy and North Crown Heights continues…on and on. There is a recount set to begin Thursday in the district 36 city council race, where the margin by which Robert Cornegy Jr. leads Kirsten Foy (pictured), 68 votes, or .47%, is less than the legal threshold of .5% needed to avoid a rechecking of the ballots.   Despite the-