Incumbent Haitian American New York State Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus on Wednesday night was declared the winner in the 46th Assembly District in Brooklyn, after two tense weeks following the November 3 elections.
Preliminary results from the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) on election night showed that Frontus, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, had lost to newcomer Republican Mark Szuszkiewicz’ in the 46th Assembly District.
But Frontus still held out hope that she would eventually be declared the winner in the district that comprises the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights.
On Election Night, while Szuszkiewicz received 2,882 more in-person votes than Frontus, there were still thousands of absentee ballots to be counted.
The Brooklyn Democratic Party also said over 16,000 absentee ballots were requested in the 46th Assembly District and that Democrats had requested the overwhelming majority.
“I’m ecstatic to announce that the voters of the 46th District have sent me back to Albany (the state’s capital) for another two years,” Frontus said. Continue reading