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by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

Laurie A. Cumbo, the founder of a museum, won a packed Democratic Party primary and faces no opponent in the general election. She will replace Letitia James, who is leaving office and will likely be the next public advocate.

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GENERAL

Laurie A. Cumbo

Laurie A. Cumbo (D)

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Biography: Cumbo was born and raised a Brooklynite and moved on to become the founder of the Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts in Central Brooklyn. She has also worked at Pratt University as a graduate professor. She has a degree from Spelman College and received her master’s from New York University.

PRIMARY

Olanike T Alabi

Olanike T Alabi (D)

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Biography: Alabi is a former district leader in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. She has served as the district manager for Community Board 2 and was the legislative assistant for a City Council member. She has volunteered with the Brooklyn Public Library and with Teen Lift, a college and career prep program for high school students. She graduated from Temple University, London University in Great Britain and Cornell University.

Laurie A. Cumbo

Laurie A. Cumbo (D)

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Biography: Cumbo was born and raised a Brooklynite and moved on to become the founder of the Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts in Central Brooklyn. She has also worked at Pratt University as a graduate professor. She has a degree from Spelman College and received her master’s from New York University.

Ede S Fox

Ede S Fox (D)

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Biography: Fox is the former chief of staff for Councilman Jumaane Williams and the former legislative budget director for Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. She is a current active member of Community Board 8, where she serves on the environment and sanitation committee. In 2010, she because a member of the New Kings Democrats. This past year she co-founded the Prospect Heights Democrats Reform, a democratic club that fights for transparency, accountability and inclusionary democracy. She received her master’s degree from UCLA, and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Frank R Hurley

Frank R Hurley

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Biography: Hurley, who was born in Brooklyn, has been practicing civil and criminal law since 1994. He got a career start with the Queens district attorney’s office and was apart of the Integrity Bureau. He then moved into a private practice and got more involved with the community by sponsoring basketball tournaments for the youth. He graduated from Pace University and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Jelani S. Mashariki

Jelani S. Mashariki

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Biography: Mashariki is the director of the Pajoma Men’s Shelter, a 200-bed facility.He has been a member on the Interfaith Medical Center's community advisory board, working to keep the hospital open. He was one of the first organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement and also helped with Occupy Sandy. He was born and raised in Central Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn College.


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