In case you hadn’t noticed, there are several Democratic candidates vying for the nomination in the 52nd Assembly District. Since this is Brownstone Brooklyn, the Democratic nominee is generally the de facto winner of the general election (Hey is there a GOP candidate? No, seriously is there one?).
So what are we going to do about it? Hold a debate!
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Enjoy the official press release here:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2014
ELECTION OR CORONATION?
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BLOG TO HOST 52nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT DEBATE
All Democratic Nominees to Attend
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BLOG will host its second debate on, September 2nd at 7pm at St. Francis College (Founders Hall). All of Democratic candidates for the New York State 52nd Assembly District—Doug Biviano, Peter Sikora, and Jo Anne Simon —will present their positions, answer questions, and engage in a candidates forum. This event is free and open to the general public due to the generosity of St. Francis College.
Moderated by BHB Publisher John “Homer Fink,” Loscalzo, all candidates will be given equal time to engage in a spirited discussion regarding issues vital to the interests of Brooklyn Heights residents. Posing questions to the candidates will be: Claude Scales, regular contributor to the BHB, Ted Hamm, political commentator and Chair of Journalism and New Media Studies at St. Joseph's College in Clinton Hill, as well as a member of the Brooklyn Heights Association board of governors.
Expect the candidates to discuss pertinent issues including but not limited to – the future of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), the proposed affordable housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6, and, the planned sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library and its subsequent development as a high-rise residential tower. In addition to presenting one of the only public discussions of this important political contest in New York City this year, BHB will also provide extensive online coverage of this tightly contested race to replace Joan Millman, who is stepping down after 17 years in the Assembly.
ABOUT BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BLOG
Founded in 2006 by media executive, John Loscalzo, Brooklyn Heights Blog set out to cover issues relevant to the community and it the site quickly became a virtual town square. The blog received the 2011 Brooklyn Heights Association Award for Outstanding Community Service and has been on the leading edge of local news, covering and influencing issues such as helicopter noise pollution, the fate of the Brooklyn Heights Library branch, the closing of Long Island College Hospital and all matters regarding Brooklyn Bridge Park. BHB reaches an average of 50K readers per month and has been cited as a source by the NY Times, NY Observer and many other notable publications.
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