By COLlive reporter
Mazal Tov, indeed.
Democratic candidate Brian Cunningham won the special election on Tuesday to represent the 43rd district in the New York State Assembly.
“I’m honored that the people of District 43 have selected me to serve them in Albany,” Cunningham tweeted after the election.
“I’m ready to wake up tomorrow and get to work on all of the progressive issues we need to move forward. We have a lot to do to improve our communities and I don’t want to waste a single second.”
Cunningham was seen celebrating with members of both the African American and Jewish communities, representing the diversity of the famous Brooklyn neighborhood.
Among them were Chanina Sperlin and Eli Cohen of the CHJCC, activists Yaacov Behrman, Avi Lesches, Yankee Pearson and others.
Prior to the election, Cunningham toured the neighborhood and shared his commitment to protect Yeshiva education. He also addressed safety with adjustments to Criminal Justice laws, and to promote additional housing for the community.