BK residents set to vote in special election for 59th Assembly seat

Some Brooklyn residents are preparing to head to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote in a special election for the 59th Assembly District seat. The seat was vacated by Frank Seddio when he was appointed

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2006, 12:33 AM

Updated 6,664 days ago

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BK residents set to vote in special election for 59th Assembly seat
Some Brooklyn residents are preparing to head to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote in a special election for the 59th Assembly District seat.
The seat was vacated by Frank Seddio when he was appointed a Surrogate Court judge. Vying for the seat are Democrat Alan Meisel and Conservative Alice Gaffney. Meisel tells News 12 Brooklyn that he believes overdevelopment and education are the biggest issues facing the district.
Meanwhile, Gaffney says she wants to give parents vouchers or tax credits to help pay for private school. She says parents need to be able to take their kids out of the public school system if they are unhappy. She plans to pay for such a program by eliminating what she calls bureaucratic waste from Albany. In addition, she wants to cut the state's spending on Medicaid.
The 59th District covers Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park, Bergen Beach and Mill Basin. The winner of Tuesday's election will also have to run again in November.


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