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Robert E. Cornegy wins testy race

Nayaba Arinde | 10/3/2013, 3:16 p.m.
Robert E. Cornegy

While admitting that he is disappointed with the final outcome conveyed by the Board of Elections, Foy said, “I am proud of the success our campaign had in putting forth a focus on issues and a substantive plan to move our community forward.

“I congratulate Robert Cornegy and wish him all the best. I’m committed to helping move a progressive agenda forward in our community and city, and I look forward to working with Mr. Cornegy and any leaders committed to helping move our community forward.”

Cornegy, who is a district leader, is a hard-to-miss fixture in his Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Very much a family man, Cornegy is often seen in the community in which he lives at events—public or private—with his wife, Michelle, and their children, Robert III, Nicholas, Nia, Nala and the twins, Noah and N’kosi.

The Brooklyn-born and raised former social worker, while quietly ecstatic about the win is not resting on his laurels. On Monday, he said, “Friday’s certification and today’s concession brings to a close the Democratic nomination process. However, there’s still the general election to win, and that brings the possibility of a spirited race once again across multiple party lines. Because of that, we’re leaving nothing to chance. We’re taking this all one step at a time.”