2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 26th City Council District

James Van Bramer
Democratic, Working Families

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: New York City Council Member, 26th District

Previous Occupation(s): Director of External Affairs, Queens Public Library

Education: BA, St. John's University

Organizational Affiliations: N/A

Prior Public Experience: Current New York City Council Member in District 26

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 26 you would address if elected?

I will continue to work on making sure our libraries and cultural organizations, which serve as life blood to our city, receive the amount of funding they deserve. I will continue to fight for after school funding and to keep senior centers open.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

I will continue the work of bringing more schools and more affordable housing into my Council district while fighting for progressive values.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I am incredibly hardworking and believe that no issue is too small for my office to address. In my first term, my office has helped over 10,000 constituents. I will continue my dedication to constituent services and the people of the 26th Council District.


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • WF = Working Families