District Leader Prepping Challenge to Rhoda Jacobs

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics.


Rodneyse Bichotte, a district leader in Brooklyn, is seriously considering a primary run against longtime Democratic Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs, according to Brooklyn sources, and recently registered a campaign committee for the seat.

Jacobs, who was elected to the Assembly in 1978, represents a district that covers primarily Flatbush and Midwood. There is a heavy Caribbean population and also a sizable Orthodox Jewish population. Bichotte is of Haitian descent, while Jacobs is Jewish.

Though the district is heavily minority because of a redistricting in 1982, Jacobs for years has nonetheless held onto the seat.

Bichotte, who did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment, is close to Councilman Jumaane Williams, who supported Bichotte’s 2010 district leader run.

Below is a video of Bichotte protesting with her political ally Mercedes Narcisse, who is also of Haitian descent, and is running for Councilman Lew Fidler’s seat against former Assemblyman Frank Seddio.

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