The Republican District Leader of the 49th Assembly District and Director of Communications of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization, Lucretia Regina-Potter, announced her candidacy for the New York State Assembly’s 46th District seat on Monday.
The 46th Assembly District, currently represented by Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, currently includes sections of the Coney Island, Dyker Heights, and Brighton Beach neighborhoods.
Regina-Potter, 56, has a reputation for “jumping down people’s throats,” while standing up for her principles. Earlier this year, she released a statement harshly condemning a plan that would create a 51 percent Asian district in Sunset Park and Bensonhurst. Regina-Potter blamed the Republicans and Democrats for gerrymandering, and stated that the new district was “arbitrary, capricious and politically motivated.”
Furthermore, after Governor Andrew Coumo promised to veto proposed redistricting plans in January, she wrote a letter accusing political operatives of trying to remove her from the position of District Leader and eliminate the foundation of her constituency.
Regina-Potter now enters the scene with a new accusation. Currently being challenged by another Republican candidate, she filed objections to her adversary’s petition signatures. Some of her objections were successful, while others were dismissed by the New York City Board of Elections. A press release issued by Regina-Potter’s campaign stated that the Board of Elections shelved many of Regina-Potter’s objections by “giving more importance to an obscure and inconsequential technicality over the validity of her opponent’s petition signatures.” As a result of this decision, a primary election is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Regina-Potter has expressed her excitement and anticipation for the upcoming primaries, while criticizing her opponent and the nature of the election.
“I feel very optimistic about this challenge, which in ordinary circumstances should have been prevented and avoided by those people who have the responsibility to strengthen the Republican Party instead of creating such divisiveness that weakens the Republican Party in Brooklyn,” Regina-Potter said, according to a press release.
Regina-Potter was born in Brooklyn, and currently resides in Bath Beach. She received her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, and works as a Design Consultant at Bari Tile and Stone in Brooklyn. Regina-Potter is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Republican Party, the Republican National Committee, and the National Federation of Republican Women.