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by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

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District Leader Robert Cornegy barely won the Democratic Party nomination, but faces his primary opponent anew. Kirsten Foy, who lost to Cornegy, is running on the Working Families Party line.

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Robert E Cornegy, Jr.

Robert E Cornegy, Jr. (D)

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Biography: Cornegy, Jr., was born and raised in Brooklyn. He works for the New York City Council as a policy analyst for the aging committee. He also recently won re-election for district leader, and is the president of the local democratic club. He graduated from St. John’s University and the University of Alabama, where he received his master’s degree.

Kirsten J. Foy

Kirsten J. Foy (WF)

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Biography: Foy has lived in Brooklyn his whole life. After being raised in the church, Foy became a licensed minister in 2010. He is now the national director of the National Action Network’s criminal justice initiative, advocating for police reform. He is also an advisor to Lawrence Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union. He graduated from Brooklyn College.

Veronica L. Thompson

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Biographical information not available at press time.

PRIMARY

Robert E Cornegy, Jr.

Robert E Cornegy, Jr. (D)

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Biography: Cornegy, Jr., was born and raised in Brooklyn. He works for the New York City Council as a policy analyst for the aging committee. He also recently won re-election for district leader, and is the president of the local democratic club. He graduated from St. John’s University and the University of Alabama, where he received his master’s degree.

Kirsten J. Foy

Kirsten J. Foy (D, WF)

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Biography: Foy has lived in Brooklyn his whole life. After being raised in the church, Foy became a licensed minister in 2010. He is now the national director of the National Action Network’s criminal justice initiative, advocating for police reform. He is also an advisor to Lawrence Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union. He graduated from Brooklyn College.

Akiel B Taylor

Akiel B Taylor (D)

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Biography: Taylor grew up in Brooklyn and now works as an access-a-ride driver. He went to automotive high school so he could he could learn to be an auto technician. It was in high school that he began to have a passion for politics and U.S. history.

Conrad B Tillard

Conrad B Tillard (D)

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Tillard is currently the senior minister of the Nazarene Congregational Church, which is one of the largest black churches in Brooklyn. He serves on the board of the Boys and Girls High School and was the project director of the New Yorkers for the Gulf Coast, an initiative to support Hurricane Katrina victims.

Robert M. Waterman

Robert M. Waterman (D)

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Biography: Waterman was born in Brooklyn, but raised in South Carolina. When he moved back to the city he returned to Brooklyn. He created Rebounding Math, which teaches math through basketball to fourth and fifth graders. He started a mentoring program called the Homework Hoops Program for middle school children through college. He has also served as a pastor for the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Waterman graduated from Hostos Community College in the Bronx and went on to get his bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. He also studied at the New York Theology Seminary where he received his master’s degree. He went on to get his doctorate degree in ministry at Drew University. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.




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