Update district leader final results from the Brooklyn Eagle:
In the district leadership race in the 52nd AD, incumbent Democratic District Leader Jo Ann Simon soundly beat out Hope Reichbach with 2,645 votes to 1,657. In the same district, Chris Owens (son of former Congressman Major Owens) won the male leadership spot by 2,154 votes over 1,361 cast for Jesse Strauss and 771 for Stephen Williamson.
The Brooklyn Paper sums up yesterday’s election, including our district leader race in the 52nd AD.
Brooklyn Paper: Voters in Brownstone Brooklyn responded strongly to Simon’s message of experience and reform, choosing to back the woman who has served as the district’s state committeewoman since 2004.
But Reichbach’s polling of 37 percent was a strong showing for the first-time candidate whose family, including her father, judge Gus Reichbach, remains well-respected in Downtown, and even Simon conceded that Reichbach has a bright future in politics.
Reichbach, for her part, vowed to carry on.
“You know, I’m 22 and I got more votes than I thought I would need,” said Reichbach. “I’m not upset right now. I’m going out with my friends right now on Smith Street and I don’t have to wear a suit. I’m happy with that.”
Why does that quote get us thinking about Iggy and the Stooges?