Brooklyn Democratic Council Member, Farah N. Louis on Friday thanked her constituents for her landslide Primary election, stating that she was involved in a serious vehicular accident soon after the June poll.
“I wanted to reach out and thank you again for your support in our June Democratic primary,” said Louis, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, who represents the 45th Council District. “We could not have won this race without you.
“Though I have gotten the chance to thank many of you individually — by phone, or text, or in-person — I apologize to those of you who have not yet heard from me,” she added. “As you may have heard, I was in a serious car accident shortly after the election.”
While she said she is “doing well and on the path to a full recovery,” Louis said her message is one of the tasks that was delayed in the weeks after the accident.
“Please know that, as we move on to the general election in November and my first full term in the Council, I remain deeply grateful to all of you — our amazing staff and volunteers, the community and labor leaders who supported the campaign, and all of those who cast a vote for me,” she said.
“Your trust and partnership [are] so meaningful, and I know we’ll continue working together hand-in-hand in the coming years,” she added. “And there is so much to do: expanding health care and mental health care access, improving schools and increasing public safety, bringing a new women’s health clinic, a new community center, and more affordable housing to our district.
“These are our fights,” the council member said. “And just as we came together to win on June 22, I know we’ll come together to deliver the change our neighborhoods deserve. Together, we are so much stronger.”
In the Primary, Louis heavily trounced her rivals, Jamaican American Anthony Beckford, a US Marine veteran and community activist, and Cyril Joseph.
The 45th Council District includes the heavily Caribbean-populated parts of Flatbush and East Flatbush in Brooklyn.