Brook no challenger: Brook-Krasny edges out Republican opponent

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The 46th Assembly District will stay blue — despite a strong showing from area Republicans.

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Coney Island) squashed Republican challenger Stamatis “Steve” Lilikakis with 58 percent of the vote on Nov. 4.

The four-term incumbent was considered a shoo-in, but Republican turnout in the district, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Coney Island, kept the race tight until nearly midnight.

Lilikakis, a clothing importer, made a powerful ally in state Sen. Marty Golden, who sailed to reelection on Tuesday. But a boost from Brooklyn’s top Republican didn’t translate into quite enough votes to unseat Brook-Krasny, who has deep roots in heavily Democratic Coney Island.

Brook-Krasny also raised more than double his opponent, but the two spent nearly the same amount, state records show. The victor raised $91,960 to Lilikakis’ $37,545, and he spent $70,466.63 to the challenger’s $61,610.86, according to campaign finance disclosures.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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John from Bay Ridge says:
I've never seen nor heard of Alec doing anything in, or for, Bay Ridge. Can anyone shed some light on this, since part of BR is in his district.
Nov. 5, 2014, 10:19 am

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