Rodneyse Bichotte Formally Announces Assembly Bid

Rodneyse Bichotte (Photo: Facebook)

District Leader Rodneyse Bichotte formally announced her challenge to Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs this afternoon, setting up what could be an interesting Democratic primary to watch this summer. And although her campaign, first reported by City & State, is seeking to unseat a veteran incumbent, Ms. Bichotte’s statement made no mention of her opposition.

“Over the past six months I’ve received overwhelming encouragement from city and state elected officials, community leaders and most importantly the residents of our district. After some counsel and much prayer, I have decided to move forward with a run for State Assembly,” Ms. Bichotte said. “More can and should be done to ensure the 42nd Assembly District’s voice is reflected loud and clear in the halls of our state capitol. I am convinced that being in the State Assembly will allow me to more effectively address the issues facing our community.”

Ms. Jacobs, who is white, represents a heavily Caribbean and African-American district in Central Brooklyn. The proposed redistricting maps leave the district only 12% white, perhaps leaving Ms. Jacobs vulnerable to the right primary challenger. Ms. Jacobs has some stature in Albany as well, serving as the Assistant Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Rodneyse Bichotte Formally Announces Assembly Bid