Adem Bunkeddeko... has caught the attention of several politically powerful people in the city, including [former Lt. Governor Richard] Ravitch and the prominent civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, who are both supporting his candidacy for congress next year.Mr. Bunkeddeko is running with an aggressive agenda on housing, one that would support the creation not just of vaguely affordable rental apartments, but of routes to ownership for families making between $30,000 and $80,000 a year.
As is common in deep-blue Brooklyn, Rep. Clarke has faced little opposition in election campaigns since taking office 11 years ago. But Bunkeddeko — a Harvard-educated native New Yorker with experience in community organizing and nonprofit work — is hoping to change that in the 2018 election.