After a heated campaign in which Assemblyman Dov Hikind opposed the candidacy of Councilman David Greenfield, the two officials joined forces on Wednesday to fill out their census forms at a press conference in their Borough Park district.
The event was to encourage residents to submit their information to the Census Bureau so that their communities will maintain political clout and funding.
“We are both committed to making the residents of Brooklyn our No. 1 priority,” Hikind told the Orthodox blog Vos Iz Neias.
Greenfield was sworn in on Wednesday to fill the vacancy left when Simcha Felder was named deputy comptroller to John Liu. He reportedly postponed the swearing in ceremony for the détente with Hikind.
“It’s important that elected officials work together in the interests of the people,” Greenfield told The Jewish Week.
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