Historic Triple Endorsement: Three Jewish Elected Officials Vote for Robert Cornegy
By Yehudit Garmaise
Tomorrow is the last day for New Yorkers to cast their votes, however, yesterday Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, who represents District 48, made sure his voice was heard, when he took part in Early Voting yesterday at FDR High School.
After making history on June 6, when Assemblyman Eichenstein joined forces with State Sen. Simcha Felder and Councilman Kalman Yeger, when they heartily endorsed City Councilman Robert Cornegy, who represents the 36th District for Brooklyn brooklyn president, yesterday, Eichenstein cast his vote and ranked Mr. Cornegy first.
“I urge you to do the same,” Assemblyman Eichenstein tweeted yesterday. “Please Vote!”
Councilman Yeger just tweeted that Cornegy is “the #1 absolute choice for borough president.
“I’m standing up as tall as I can for Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr., our united community’s choice for borough president! But I need your help!
“Please make him your #1 choice on Tuesday!!!”
“More than any other candidate in this race, Robert Cornegy has spent his life standing up to bigots and hatemongers, said Councilman Yeger.” In a time of rising hate crimes and heinous acts of violent bigotry, I know that Robert is the powerful voice we need to stand up for those being pushed down: to keep all Brooklynites safe.”
The son of a reverend, Mr. Cornegy said that he had not only “a very religious upbringing,” but also training in what he calls “servant leadership.
“As a family, religion informed our thought and actions, but we were also taught that ‘to whom much is given, much is expected,” he said. “We were expected to give back to the community and deliver in any way we possibly could.
Before entering political life in 2013, Mr. Cornegy played professional basketball Israel, where the councilman lived on a kibbutz in Petach Tikvah.
“I loved the cooperative spirit because as an athlete, working in synch is very much how we win,” he said.
State Sen. Felder said, “We need someone right now to get Brooklyn back on track and make sure no one is left behind.”
Other endorsers of Mr. Cornegy include the Jewish Press, the Jewish Voice, Borough Park United, Crown Heights Anash, the Sephardic Community Federation, and the Flatbush Jewish Community Collation (FJCC).
“You stand for everything we stand for: security and safety,” FJCC Executive Board Member Mr. Leon Goldenberg said to Mr. Cornegy after endorsing him.
“Robert is against anti-Semitism, he lived two years in Israel, and he understands what the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanction (BDS) group is about.
“We need security on the streets, and we need jobs, and therefore we need people like Robert in office.”