Endorsement Meeting – May 2016

Candidate Endorsement Meeting

Vote at CBIDCome meet some of the candidates running for office this year in Park Slope, Brooklyn and New York.  CBID has invited the candidates listed below to present themselves at our General Meeting May 26th, 7:00pm @ Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 6th Ave at 8th St. All Central Brooklyn Independent Democrat members will have an opportunity to vote to endorse the candidates.

Also at this meeting we be considering a Resolution calling on the City to close the prisons on Rikers Island, and we will be hearing from Food & Water Watch about an action planned for the Democratic Convention. We hope to see you at the meeting!

Being considered for endorsement:

State Assembly

  • Jo Anne Simon (52nd District)

State Senate

  • Kevin Parker (21st District)
  • Velmanette Montgomery (25th District)

District Leaders

  • Anne Swern (52nd District)
  • Josh Skaller (52nd District)
  • Nick Rizzo (50th District)
  • Lori Knipel – (44th District)


  • Jill Epstein – running for a vacant seat in the 5th Municipal Court District
  • Dena Douglas – running for re-election in County wide seat
  • Connie Melendez – running for the vacant County wide seat for Civil Court
  • Odessa Kennedy – running for the vacant County wide seat for Civil Court
  • Jacqueline Williams – running for reelection in a Civil Court countywide seat

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Benjamin Solotaire
President, CBID