A STATEMENT ON THE PROPOSED REAPPORTIONMENT OF THE 49TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT, Brooklyn, N.Y. PART II – THE REMEDY

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Ph.D.

A Simple Solution:

What was described in Part I of this series is but one example of the manipulative plan by the powers that be to protect their incumbency and at the same time to eliminate possible challengers. In the case of the 49th Assembly District, the elimination of a strong challenger seems to have been the main intention of the plan. It would not be surprising if those Republicans who are supposed to unite the party were also collaborating in this scheme. What brings one to this conclusion is the fact that the person we referred to previously as “a young former Republican candidate for District Leader that run against the LaGuardia Ticket”, is barely kept in the proposed District. A logical question would then be “Why?”

A simple solution to this mess created by enacting such a manipulative plan would be to extend the proposed lines by only one block, the one block that was intentionally eliminated in order to reapportion Lucretia Regina-Potter out of the 49th AD. Obviously, this is not going to happen, at least if those who have planned this scheme have the power to decide. To quote Bill Hammond of the Daily News “quite simply, districts are rigged to be shoo-ins for incumbents,” even if this means to use their powers directly against their opponents.

In conclusion, all this hoopla about the long awaited districts reapportionment is just another exercise in futility or, better yet, another show of selfish greet of the egotistical and unscrupulous  incumbent public officials, regardless of Party affiliation, especially of those in the majority.

This makes everyone long for the non-partisan, independent redistricting commission auspicated by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the greatest majority of legislators in New York State.

Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Ph.D. is the Former Assemblyman of the 49AD,

and the Founder/Chairman of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization

He can be reached at contact@LaGuardiaRepublicanClub.org