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2021 Brooklyn Borough President

2021 Brooklyn Borough President

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    (l-r) Robert Cornegy Jr, Jo Anne Simon, Antonio Reynoso, Khari Edwards


    With Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a Democrat, facing term limits and pursuing a bid for mayor, there is a competitive “open” primary race underway to replace him. More than a dozen candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination in the June primary, which is all but assured to decide the next borough president because of the overwhelming majority of registered Democrats in Brooklyn.

    The race features three City Council members, a State Assembly member, a former

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    (l-r) Robert Cornegy Jr, Jo Anne Simon, Antonio Reynoso, Khari Edwards


    This is page two of this article about the 2021 Brooklyn Borough President Democratic primary. The first page included six other candidates in the race: Robert Cornegy, Jo Anne Simon, Antonio Reynoso, Khari Edwards, Kim Council, and Mathieu Eugene. Read

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    (l-r) Comptroller candidates Lander, Benjamin, Weprin, Parker


    This article is published in partnership with City Limits. Also read: The Money Race in the Mayoral Primary: January Filing Sets the Stage for 2021

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    If money plays a decisive role in the Democratic race for

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    Antonio Reynoso (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    One of New York’s most prominent immigrant advocacy groups is backing City Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s campaign for Brooklyn borough president to replace the outgoing Eric Adams, who is term-limited.

    Reynoso, a Democrat who is also facing term limits, was endorsed on Friday by Make the Road Action, the political arm of Make the Road New York, a nonprofit organization with more than 24,000 members that advocates for rights and services for immigrants. Reynoso is seeking the Democratic

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