Friends and volunteers gather at the bar at the Heights Cafe in Brooklyn, NY. Election Night. On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, friends and volunteers gather at the bar at the Heights Cafe in Brooklyn, NY, as King's County District Attorney Charles Hynes held an election-day party in Brooklyn, NY. On Tuesday, District Attorney Charles Hynes spent the day campaigning for re-election in a Democratic primary against Kenneth Thompson. Ultimately, Hynes - who took office in 1990 - lost to Kenneth Thompson, making Hynes the first district attorney in the city to lose a re-election bid since 1955.