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Jamaica-born economist defeated in New York primary

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 2:54 PM

A Haitian American candidate has defeated Jamaican-born economist and accountant Rickie Tullock in the Democratic Party Primary election for a seat in the New York State Legislature.



Rodneyse Bichotte, who was born and raised in Brooklyn to Haitian immigrants, received 2,669 votes, to Tulloch’s 1,592 votes in preliminary results released last night.



Since New York is heavily Democratic, winners in the Primary elections are considered shoo-ins to win the general elections in November.



Tulloch had received the endorsement of the retiring Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs, whose 42nd Assembly District comprises, among other Brooklyn neighbourhoods, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood.



The other candidates in the race were Haitian Michele Adolphe, who received 800 votes and Guyanese Victor Jordan, who received 306 votes.



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