Caribbean News – Caribbean Roots Lawmaker Loses For Top NYS Post


City Council member and Lt. Governor candidate, Jumaane Williams, at the West Indian Day Parade on September 3, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.(Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

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By NAN Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 14, 2018: Caribbean-American City Councilmember, Jumaane Williams, last night lost his bid to become the next lieutenant governor of the State of New York.

At 11 p.m. last night, New York 1 called the race for the incumbent, Kathy Hochul who secured 623,544 votes or almost 53 percent ahead of Williams’ 570,752 or 47.2 percent.

The Grenadian-roots, Brooklyn, NY candidate had staged a hard-fought battle as a progressive on the far left, aiming to out-seat an incumbent who is largely invisible to New York City voters.

He was…

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