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Lucretia Regina-Potter Receives Official Candidate Status with Independent Petitioning

After tirelessly working to meet the requirements of the NYS Election Law, Lucretia Regina-Potter, Republican District Leader of the 46th Assembly District is the only official candidate for the NYS Assembly in the 46th Assembly District. Lucretia is the candidate on an independent line called the PEOPLE’S CHOICE line. This represents a major accomplishment, and a further demonstration of Regina-Potter’s determination to become the representative of her long-neglected community to the NYS Assembly. Lucretia Regina-Potter is the only candidate running in the Special Elections throughout the entire city of New York to successfully create an independent ballot line.

This opportunity presented itself when the seat became vacant by the abrupt resignation of the Assemblyman Brook-Krasny, and as such, this was an opportunity available to whoever wished to be a candidate in this race. The fact that this possibility was not pursued by any other interested candidates for the 46th Assembly District can be construed as an indication of either the over-confidence of the opponents of Lucretia Regina-Potter in winning the election without such a voting line, or even worse, an indication of the lack of interest of the other candidates to provide the voters with an alternative choice to vote outside established political party lines.

For those who are not familiar with the process of securing an independent line on a ballot, it will suffice to say that signatures are collected among all registered voters, regardless of political party, or non-party affiliation. The securing of this independent line was a great accomplishment for Regina-Potter and her campaign team who were able to collect thousands of valid and verifiable signatures from the registered voters throughout the 46th Assembly District.

The voters in the district have shown confidence in Lucretia’s campaign by helping her create the PEOPLE’S CHOICE ballot line. Voters of ALL political parties can vote for her on this line, and by doing so will help elect Lucretia to become the next Assemblymember of the 46th AD. Lucretia Regina-Potter is expected to receive other political party and elected official endorsements in the near future, making her the most viable candidate to become the next representative from the 46th A.D. in the NYS Assembly.

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Kings County Republican Party Endorses Lucretia Regina-Potter

Former Assemblyman Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Chairman of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization, is very pleased to announce that Lucretia Regina-Potter, Republican State Committeewoman (District Leader) of the 46th Assembly District, has been unanimously endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Kings County Republican Party as the Republican candidate for the office of the NY State Assembly in the 46th Assembly District in the upcoming election on November 3, 2015.


A longtime member of the Executive Committee of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization as their Director of Communications, Lucretia is also a very active political leader. Her deep roots in the community and her background and experience as a small business manager make her uniquely qualified to become the first Republican Assembly member from Brooklyn elected to the NYS Assembly since 1986. Her campaign election team, the “Onward to Victory” committee, is headed by former Assemblyman Ferraro and includes her Republican Co-leader elect, Anthony Bove, 49th  AD District Leader-elect Stephen Maresca, community liaison Polina Pyasetskaya, the Republican County Committee Members in the 46th AD, and all members of the LaGuardia Republican Organization.


In her acceptance speech, Lucretia stated, “I am very pleased to receive the endorsement of the Kings County Republican Party. I look forward to the support and the participation of the borough-wide Republican Party throughout the entire campaign. With their help and support, we can establish a unified presence in the 46th Assembly District and throughout Brooklyn. We need to come together as a community to address the recurring issues that affect our area, and provide effective representation to work toward solutions in Albany.

Together, we will achieve our objectives in taking my message to the voters and celebrate our victory!

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46 AD Race: Lucretia Regina-Potter Emerges As GOP Frontrunner

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All the ducks are lining up for Republican Assembly District Leader Lucretia Regina-Potter to grab both the GOP and Conservative Party endorsements to run for the 46th District Assembly seat.And while Regina-Potter is something of a perennial candidate for various public offices in Southern Brooklyn, her knowledge of the issues and the district, in which she’s lived her entire life, could make her a formidable foe for Democratic front-runner Pamela Harris or any other candidate the Democrats might choose to run.

The assembly seat is currently vacant following the resignation earlier this month of Alec Brook-Krasny, who is taking a position in the private sector. It includes all of Coney Island and Dyker Heights, and parts of Brighton Beach, Bath Beach and Bay Ridge.

“It’s not about one Party of the other, but it’s about what’s best for our community. Everyone in this district are neighbors, and after Sandy it was neighbors that came to people’s aid,” said Regina-Potter, who was raised in Dyker Heights and currently lives in Bath Beach with her husband and two children.

“I’m here trying to offer solutions and it’s in everybody’s interest to just get along,” she added.

Regina-Potter, who is on the executive committee of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club and holds a BA from Fordham University, said she sees the main issues as the rising crime rates in the area, complete with reported gang activity, the over assessment on properties leading to both encroaching gentrification and high property taxes, bringing water taxes and student loans down, education and incentives and initiatives that can help small businesses grow.

She also sees the City’s Board of Elections purging of voters from their records as a major issue.

The BOE sent letters out in June and if constituents don’t send them back with updated information they risk being taken off as registered voters, she said.

Regina-Porter said the BOE has thrown off about 11,000 of the borough’s roughly 112,000 registered Republicans and has probably thrown off more registered Democrats.

Kings County Republican Chair Craig Eaton said Regina-Potter was already interviewed and the GOP Executive Committee was impressed with her, but a final decision on who the Party supports in the expected November special hasn’t been made yet.

Likewise, Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kassar said while the executive committee has not interviewed Regina-Potter yet, he has known her for many years and spoke with her on the phone recently.

She seems pretty motivated and the Conservative Party is waiting to see who the Republican Party picks with a strong possibility it would go with the GOP pick as a united front, said Kassar.

Interestingly, the special election comes as the Kings County Republican Party continues to be divided between two factions – one led by Bay Ridge Sen. Marty Golden and the other led by Eaton.

But Regina-Potter said she gets along well with both factions, and Kassar, who is Golden’s chief of staff, said the veteran lawmaker is committed to working for whichever candidate the GOP supports.

The Conservative Party also interviewed Brook-Krasny’s former chief-of-staff Kate Cucco, and were very impressed with her. However, it now appears Cucco is out of the running for the Democratic Party nod, making it seem more likely the Conservative Party will endorse the GOP candidate whomever that may be.

While the borough is overwhelmingly Democratic – particularly in Coney Island – the district overall has many blue-collar Democrats who are more likely to vote for the person over the party affiliation.

If both Harris and Regina-Potter get their respective Party’s nominations, the stage will be set for what is expected to be a close and hard-fought battle for the assembly seat.

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