Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs has a formidable opponent after 34 years in elected office. Rodneyse Bichotte is running an aggressive, competent campaign for the seat. Bichotte was first elected to office two years ago when in a bold move she knocked longtime Female District Leader Mary Hobson off the ballot. That tactic in 2010 allowed Bichotte to become the first Haitian American woman to get elected to any position in the city of NY and the first Caribbean district leader in the 42nd assembly.
This is a case to watch. Rhoda Jacobs is seriously close to losing her ballot status for the September 13 primary. Jacobs, who has represented the 42AD for 32 years, and her entire slate are at risk. Jacobs’ slate includes Mary Hobson – seeking to make a comeback as Female District Leader after being knocked off the ballot two years ago by political firebrand Rodneyse Bichotte – and Jacobs’ entire slate of Delegates to the Judicial Convention and County Committee candidates.