John Sampson, who was elected to the State Senate in 1996, faces Godfrey Jelks, a former candidate for state Assembly in 2006.
Sampson was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a former lawyer for Legal Aid. Jelks challenged now-disgraced former Assemblymember Diane Gordon in 2006 and lost.
In his the 32-Day Pre General filing, Sampson reported raising no money in the recent reporting period and had almost$19,000 in total campaign funds. Jelks' fundraising report was not available.
District 19 includes Canarsie, East Flatbush, parts of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East New York, parts of Old Mill Basin, Spring Creek Towers and parts of Midwood and Kensington.