Friday, May 7, 2010
Did you know that Hope Reichbach won her first Oscar for her role in The Piano?
The Brooklyn Paper looks at the Fightin' 52nd District Leader race, featuring the headliner fight between Jo Anne Simon and Hope Reichbach, followed by the four-way competition for male district leader (Alan Fleishman, Steve Williamson, Jesse Strauss, and Mystery well-known candidate X who is not Doug Biviano).
Check out Fleishman's bemused reaction to the interest in the position. For Alan, the race is all about Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez:
“Actually, he considers us ‘Public Enemy number 1,’ ” said Fleishman, a 27-year resident of the district who has held the post for eight years. “We didn’t support his candidates for Surrogate Court. We fought him when he tried to get an unqualified person on the Board of Elections. And we bucked him when he tried to put Noach Dear on the bench without a judicial screening panel.
“Bottom line? He’s gunning for us because we’re not willing to go along with everything he wants because he’s the county leader,” added Fleishman.
Hope deserves a song for jumping into the District Leader race. How about a little Lee Ann...