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42nd State Assembly District: Rodneyse Bichotte's campaign builds momentum [The Haitian Times]

NEW YORK — Rodneyse Bichotte, an electrical engineer who has also worked as a math teacher and an investment banker, has been emphasizing her professional background and her humble East Flatbush roots during speeches as she vies to represent Brooklyn's 42nd State Assembly District, the Haitian Times reports this week.

“As a public school math teacher, I witnessed and experienced [the] lack of resources, the pressure on teachers to pass students and all the challenges of children of low-income and working families… that don’t allow them to excel and compete,” Bichotte told the Hatian Times. “I’ve lived that experience.”

However, many Haitians in the district she is trying to represent tell the Times that they are doubtful Bichotte can win against incument Rhoda Jacobs:

Though Bichotte has made significant inroads with immigrants across the district from her previous run, many Haitians still doubt her chances to unseat Jacobs. Some tell her “Ou paka bat Rhoda non!” (You can’t beat Rhoda).

16th State Senate District: Incumbent state Sen. Stavisky and challenger Messer on the issues [Queens Times-Ledger]

NEW YORK — The two candidates in the Democratic primary for the 16th State Senate District seat in Queens, incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky and challenger John Messer, sat down with the Queens Times-Ledger recently to talk about their campaign issues.

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