Development and the Race for Brooklyn Borough President

Democratic contenders for Brooklyn borough president have raised more than $1 million in the race to replace Eric Adams, city campaign finance records show.

As of early May, term-limited Brooklyn Councilmember Robert Cornegy led the slate of 12 Democrats vying for the seat with more than $306,500 raised, followed by Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who has received more than $223,200. Antonio Reynoso, the Council member representing Williamsburg and Bushwick, came in third with around $210,000 in contributions.

Weeks ahead of the June 22 primary, some of the largest donations in the race have come from real estate developers, a City Limits analysis of campaign finance records found. The contributions come at a hotpoint for the quickly developing borough, a moment where anti-development sentiment remains high, and […]

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