Attorney and Heights resident Gail Goode has qualified to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary election on September 14.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: A Brooklyn Heights attorney who insists that she’s “not a politician” and is not connected with any political club has succeeded in getting enough petition signatures to oppose Kirsten Gillibrand, the state’s junior senator, in the Democratic Primary.
Goode is on leave from her job with the City’s Office of Corporation Counsel (she previously served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx) while she conducts her campaign. According to the Eagle article, “Goode opposes Gillibrand because she believes Gillibrand’s values are more conservative than those of most Democrats.”
This is Goode’s first foray into electoral politics. It will also be Gillibrand’s first time on a statewide ballot, as she was appointed by Governor Paterson to fill the unexpired term of Hillary Clinton when Clinton became Secretary of State.