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by Gotham Gazette

When residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst go to the polls to choose a new City Council member on February 25, they are likely to select someone who will fight cuts in local services, regardless of the fiscal crisis. Residents of this area of Brooklyn are proud of their clean, safe streets and want to preserve the quality of life in their relatively quiet neighborhoods.

Six candidates are seeking the council seat left vacant when Martin Golden, one of only four Republicans on the council, was elected to the State Senate last November. The Brooklyn contest is one of two special elections to be held February 25. (See related story on District 18 in the Bronx.)

The issues dominating the campaign in district 43 are transportation, construction in the district and other quality-of-life issues, much as they did in the 2001 election. (Read a transcript of a forum with five of the candidates).

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District Councilmember


• Vincent Gentile (Best Qualified)
• Stephen Harrison (Neighborhood First)
• Daniel Maio (Verrazano Coalition)
• Rosemarie O'Keefe (No New Taxes)
• Carlo Scissura (Community First)
• Joanne Seminara (Neighbor First)

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