In business and life, Marty Golden's personal bailiwick always has been Bay Ridge, Brooklyn* --- Marty Golden's politics completely reflects that, even now that Bay Ridge has completely changed from what it was when he was first elected to the City Council almost a whole generation ago
The State Senator's version of the Kings County Republican Party Organization (you know, the one that calls Ted Ghorra its "Chairman") reflects this Golden-Bay Ridge-centric view of Brooklyn and the world
Now, and for what almost seems like forever, Republicans all around New York State and the nation have looked at Kings County as the insurmountable sheer front face of an inaccessible Democrat promentory fortress called New York State --- that is because of a local GOP "establishment" that has not succeeded in establishing itself county-wide since Ronald Reagan was President
After several Brooklyn GOP leaders had made some attempt to plant the Republican flag throughout several other neighborhoods in the Borough of Brooklyn, Marty Golden's personal go-fer and now-figurehead County Leader, Ted Ghorra (a Bay Ridgeite himself**), has returned the Chairmanship to some- body/thing looking like the second coming of Fred Pantaleone in all his glory
Maybe, somebody out there might want to disagree. Please, FEEL FREE.....
* Except for those few years when Marty was an NYPD vice cop somewhere else.....
** For the record, Brooklyn GOP First Vice Chairman Brian Doherty is also from Bay Ridge