As we look ahead to November’s elections and draw closer to this month's elections, Prospect Heights Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in the area.
Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering for the June 26 primaries as well as for the November general elections. Bookmark this page for updates.
Prospect Heights is divided into two districts: the new 8th Congressional District, which includes the slice of Prospect Heights north of Dean Street (and also includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy); and the new 9th District, which is the rest of Prospect Heights (plus Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace).
- The biggest race so far affecting Prospect Heights is a Democratic primary battle for in Congress between Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman Charles Barron. See a and a . Whomever makes it through the June 26 primary will go on to face Green Party candidate Colin Beavan and Republican Alan Bellone.
- Also competative is the battle to repace Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, D-Prospect Heights, in which district leaders, Walter Mosley and go head to head in a September primary. The winner of that battle is likely to win the general election in November.
- In addition, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, a third-term incumbent in the redrawn 9th District, who , is being , a Flatbush-born attorney and minister is challenging Clarke for the chance to represent the 9th Congressional District. See an .
- And finally, state Sens. Velmanette Montgomery and Eric Adams, will be running for reelection this year, as will U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.