Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition Endorses Councilman Robert Cornegy for Brooklyn Borough President
By Yehudit Garmaise
The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) last week endorsed Councilman Robert Cornegy, who represents the 36th district, to be Brooklyn’s next borough president.
“We are proud to endorse Robert because he has been a friend for years who we've come to know and trust,” said FJCC Chairman Josh Mehlman. “He is someone who understands our community and understands the entire borough.
“We strongly believe that he is the right person to step into this role to become borough president, to make a better Brooklyn, and to make it better for our community in every part of the borough.”
Mr. Mehlman wished Mr. Cornegy luck in the race, which will take place on June 22, and said, “We look forward to calling him ‘Mr. Borough President.’”
“From your mouth to G-d’s ears,” Mr. Cornegy, responded, sounding like a real Brooklynite, as he thanked the FJCC, which represents the city’s largest Jewish community.
“Your support is essential: not only in winning the election, but in making sure our vision for our families, for public safety, for the creation of jobs, and for support small businesses is ingrained in the borough president’s office,” the front-running Brooklyn borough president candidate said to the Flatbush leaders. “I look forward to working with the Jewish community, not only as we work together to win this election, but once I am elected, to make sure that your voices are present in the borough president’s office.
“Going forward, we should create great things and truly build back the borough.”
FJCC Executive Board Member Mr. Leon Goldenberg said to Mr. Cornegy, “You stand for everything we stand for: security and safety.
“Robert is against anti-Semitism, he lived two years in Israel, and he understands what the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanction (BDS) group is about.
“He would have his bully pulpit, and he understands about job creation. We need security on the streets, and we need jobs, and therefore we need people like Robert in office.”
Councilman Cornegy has also been endorsed by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, State Senator Simcha Felder, and City Councilman Kalman Yeger.
The Jewish Press and the Jewish Voice also endorsed Mr. Cornegy for Brooklyn borough president.