Sep 13, 2017
Cumbo Wins Council Primary

Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo thanked Crown Heights Jewish leaders after pulling out a decisive victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday.

In a hotly contested race, incumbent Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo pulled out a decisive victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday over her second-time challenger, Ede Fox.

Cumbo received just over 57 percent of the vote in Council District 35, according to polling results from the New York Board of Elections. With 99 percent of the votes tallied, Fox nabbed 41.5 percent.

Fox first ran against Cumbo in 2013 and returned to the campaign trail to challenge the incumbent again this year, frequently criticizing Cumbo over the proposed Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment project in Crown Heights. The controversial project has drawn protests from residents for months, with many activists calling on Cumbo directly to kill the proposal, DNA Info reported.

Cumbo was endorsed by the Crown Heights Jewish Coalition (the community's Political Action Committee).

At her campaign victory party at the Dorsett event hall on Washington Avenue Tuesday night, Cumbo thanked Jewish community leaders Chanina Sperlin and Eli Cohen of the CHJCC, activists Devorah Halberstam and Rabbi Shea Hecht, and Councilmember David Greenfield.

Most Read Most Comments

Opinions and Comments
Congratulations Council Member Cumbo
Well deserved!
(9/13/2017 11:54:45 AM)
Vote Republican in November!
(9/13/2017 1:06:02 PM)
we see that she's becoming aware of
g-d almighty, we are thankful for that
(9/13/2017 1:12:05 PM)
Thank you Crown Heights Leadership.
Your "FINALY" coming out with a clear endorsement, helped many of my family (and I am assuming many more in the Shcuna) know who to vote for.

(9/13/2017 2:27:00 PM)
Mumbo Jumbo! How did she help anyone?
(9/13/2017 3:08:57 PM)
Big Z Schapiro
Wow excellent congratulations Laurie Combo you're the best keep up the good work but let's keep Crown Heights the greatest Community safe as possible
(9/13/2017 4:18:35 PM)
Please explain to me why
Our community does not put any effort into encourage voting ? There should be a voters registration drive starting right now to register all elligible voters in Crown Heights & most especially to register the HUNDREDS of bucharim & seminary girls who will soon go away to learn or go on shlichos but could easily vote with absentee ballots this November. There should be tables set up by our community leaders in every local Yeshiva and girl's high School as well as on Kingston Avenue. to register voters, Other communities offer free transportation to the polls - we have school buses & the Shalom Center bus that sit parked all during the day. Pay those drivers to go up and down the streets on Election Day, picking people up to take them to vote and then bringing them back. Voting in large numbers = Power = more services for Crown Heights. The politicians will see that we can produce big numbers and will take us much more seriously. This isn't rocket science but no energy has gone into this for DECADES. There are often elections when every vote counts - where are we ??
(9/13/2017 11:44:49 PM)
Photo Ops
Fewer photos with our appointed reps. please, and more actual outreach to us "regular folks" in the frum population, please, Ms. Cumbo!
PS: It may require freeing your mind a bit, from the "business as usual" machine-model of politics!
(9/14/2017 12:42:17 AM)
Okay so now that she won
What will she really do to help the safety security morality of this community?
Remember she didn't really win yet.
there's still the elections in November
she needs to show what she can really do before then.
(9/14/2017 8:22:50 AM)
To #7 Please Explain....
You have just been "appointed" to take charge of this inyan.
Please contact Rabbi Eli Cohen @ the CHJCC (718-771-9000 x7736) and start drawing up the details of your strategy.
(9/14/2017 11:17:28 AM)
Hi ! I am #7
I am a bubbie that already has a full-time job. Perhaps the local people who are getting paid to help our community will read my post and understand that they should roll up their sleeves today and make this happen. Or maybe you want to "appoint" yourself ?
(9/14/2017 2:36:00 PM)
What's Your Opinion? Post a Comment

Your Comment:

Comments must be approved before being published. Thank You!

Make COLiveŽ your homepage | Contact Us
© 2018