Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Millman faces Republican challenger Pedro Monge next week.
Millman was recently received a 100 score, which is slightly above average, from the EPL/Environmental Advocates -- an environmental advocacy group. Before joining the Assembly in 1997, Millman was an elementary school teacher and school librarian. She now chairs the Assembly's Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation.
Monge moved to Park Slope in 2002 and is an executive board member and treasurer for the Brooklyn Brownstone Republican Club, a member of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club and Kings County Committee Member for the Republican Party. He is also a member of the Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, a community coalition that opposes Atlantic Yards.
On his Website, Monge says he is a small businessperson interested in legislation that will encourage business growth and job development and is also interested in strengthening schools, improving the environment and getting citizens more involved in government.
Millman collected $1,800 in contributions during the period leading up the 32 Day Pre-General filing and had $122,336 on hand. No information for Monge was available.
The 52nd district includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Heights.