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Lucretia Regina-Potter vs. Tom McCarthy

Brooklyn Daily

In a rare Republican primary, Regina-Potter, who has lost two prior elections, is going against the Kings County Republican Party treasurer.

Lucretia Regina-Potter

• Co-owner of Bari Tile and Stone in Bensonhurst.

• Dyker Heights Republican District Leader.

• Age 46, married, two children.

Tom McCarthy

• Vice President of Treasury Services at J.P. Morgan Chase.

• Treasurer of the Kings County Republican Party.

• Age 58, married, three children.

The campaign

• Both are hoping to unseat Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Coney Island), believing its time for a Republican to take over.

• Regina-Potter says she is much more conservative than McCarthy, and promises to introduce legislation to repeal the state’s statute legalizing same-sex marriage.

• McCarthy has just over $5,000 for his campaign. Regina-Potter has $262.33.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at (718) 260–4507 or e-mail him at Follow him on Twitter at

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