Congrats 2 Assemblymember Pamela Harris. 1st #nonWhite 2 rep majority #White district ever in #NYS @MarkTreyger718 pic.twitter.com/0QRAIFSynm— Jumaane (@JumaaneWilliams) November 4, 2015
Democrat Pam Harris enjoyed a "bigger than expected victory" in the race to succeed former Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.
It had been expected to be a close race. But instead, Harris easily defeated Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter, 63 percent to 37 percent.
The 46th AD includes parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Coney Island.
Harris is the only African-American to represent a majority white district in New York City, the Observer says.
In another Brooklyn race, Democratic Assemblymember Roxanne Persaud won a landslide victory in the special election in the 19th state Senate District (Canarsie-Crown Heights-East Flatbush).
Persaud will take the seat formerly held by Democrat John Sampson, convicted.
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