Brooklyn and the city and state’s top Democrats filled the house with optimism and politicking at last week’s 2019 Kings County Democratic Party Gala.
Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Frank Seddio and the party’s attorney Frank Carone acted as emcees for the packed annual event held at El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Avenue in Mill Basin. Over 300 politicians, operatives, consultants and major non-profits attended the affair.
Kings County Democratic Party Executive Director Jeff Feldman and Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr. share a laugh. Photo from Kings County Politics.
This year’s honorees were George Gresham – President, 1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, longtime Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate (D-Bensonhurst, Sunset Park) – Chair of the Assembly Governmental Employees Committee, Meera Joshi– Former Chairwoman New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, G. Jack Spatola– Chairman of the Board, The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn and the Hon. Howard Golden– Former Borough President of Brooklyn, Chairman of the executive committee of the Kings County Democratic County Committee
Among the statewide elected who attended the gala was Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who related well with the working-class Brooklyn style as she spoke about having similar roots coming from a working-class Irish family from Buffalo.
Kings County Democratic Party Chair Frank Seddio with district leaders from around the borough. Photo from Kings County Politics.
The order of the day was for everyone to solidify and come together to help defeat President Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
As usual, the food and drinks were flowing and conversation from table to table included conversation about the upcoming judicial races, district leader seats and progressives versus mainstream Democrats.