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Race Overview: City Council District 38

Also appearing on the General Election ballot:

Henry Lallave  (C)

 

Post-Primary Update

 

In District 38, challenger Carlos Menchaca has unseated incumbent Sara Gonzalez 58% to 42%

 

 

Race Overview

 

Two-term incumbent Sara Gonzalez is being contested for her City Council seat in District 38 by a young, but impressively active, Carlos Menchaca. A lifelong New York resident, Sara Gonzalez has been in office since 2002 and made strides in improving Juvenile Justice, as chair of the committee, and Youth Services. She has been the prime budget negotiator for the borough of Brooklyn and has sponsored around 1,468 pieces of legislation within the city council. Carlos Menchaca, who spent six years working in the Brooklyn Borough president’s office, has been active in LGBT rights and has been the liaison on the subject for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn since 2011. Both candidates are active in their campaigns and have plans for serious improvement in District 38, which is the intersection of several diverse sections of Brooklyn. While Sara Gonzalez has quite a voter history behind her, winning with around 81% of the vote in the 2009 election, Menchaca has a spirit and experience within the Brooklyn government to be a serious contender.

 

 

 

 

 

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