Political candidates can be confusing as of late, especially given Kid Rock’s recent alleged campaign speech. However, there are a few who have made a career change out of it, like Indecision guitarist Justin Brannan. A few months ago we discovered his straight-edge lifestyle and interest in politics led him to run for a City Council seat in the 43rd District in Brooklyn. The results from New York’s primary election are in and in the District 43 Democratic primary, Brannan prevailed by 39% of the vote.
Justin L. Brannan, who formerly served as current City Council Member Vincent Gentile’s chief-of-staff, eked out a victory with 38.66 percent of the vote; challenger and Democratic Socialists of America-endorsed Khader El-Yateem came close behind, with 31.26 percent of the vote. Brannan will face Republican John Quaglione for a chance to represent Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach.
Good luck to Brannan in November. With all that’s happened this past week, it’s encouraging to read about a metal musician in the news for positive reasons.