Party Enrolled In: Democratic
Current Occupation: Attorney in my own practice and an adjunct assistant professor at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Previous Occupation(s): Principal Law Secretary, NYS Supreme Court; Court Attorney, NYC Civil Court; Legislative Counsel, NYC Council and NYS Assembly.
Education: Attended NYC public schools, SUNY New Paltz and Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.
Organizational Affiliations: Board Member, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park; Coach, Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Association; Member, Bronx County Bar Association; Member, Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club
Prior Public Experience: Bronx Community Board 8 Aging Chair and former Youth Committee Chair; small claims court arbitrator
1. What is the most important issue in Council District 11 you would address if elected?
The most important issue is reforming government to be more responsive to the needs of my district in the city. Specifically, giving parents a greater voice in education; expanding the universal pre-k program; improving accountability in the City Council through the elimination of lulus, providing equitable distribution of member item money and common sense procedures to get legislation to the floor; and fostering sensible economic development.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
I would work to maintain and enhance quality of life in the district through the effective provision of essential government services. For example, we need to adequately staff our police precincts; keep our fire houses open; maintain funding for our libraries; improve our parks; expand services for seniors; and expand Select Bus Service.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
I believe I am the best candidate because in addition to my experience and record of service, I have the ability to bring people together as evidenced by the broad coalition of elected officials, labor organizations, and community leaders that are supporting my candidacy.
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