Democratic incumbent Alan Maisel faces Conservative Party candidate Edward Bracken. Maisel, defeated H. R. Clarke, in September's primary.
Maisel collected $2,780 in contributions in the period covered by the 32 Day Pre-General filing and ended September with $48, 476. There was no report for Bracken.
Assemblymember Alan Maisel of Brooklyn faces another primary challenge from H. R. Clarke, a professor of political science at the City University of New York. Clarke tried to run against Maisel in 2006, but was kicked off the ballot for having invalid signatures.
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Clarke, who grew up in Jamaica, was the first black candidate to run for the 59th Assembly district in 2006. In a questionnaire to a local Democratic club focusing on disability issues, he said the incumbent failed to hold handicapped accessible meetings and pledged to hire a disability liaison if elected.
Maisel was first elected to represent Canarsie, Flatlands and the surrounding area in a special election in 2006. He was the assistant director of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Reapportionment for a decade, a chief of staff for the former assembly member and a former school principal.
The primary victor will face Republican Edward Bracken this fall.
Last Updated (Mar 27, 2013)