Party Enrolled In: Democratic
Current Occupation: New York City Council Member, 30th District, Queens
Previous Occupation(s): Worked with the Consortium for Worker Education to keep small businesses open after 9/11 and provided job training services to thousands of New Yorkers. Was a restorative painter for D.C.9, and worked on numerous construction sites, including renovations at Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Central Synagogue.
Education: M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute Graduate School of Architecture; B.A. in Restoration from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology.
Organizational Affiliations: D.C. 9, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades; Teamsters Joint Council 16
Prior Public Experience: NYC Council Member; Democratic District Leader, 38th Assembly Part A
1. What is the most important issue in Council District 30 you would address if elected?
No community can thrive unless it is safe. As Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, I have led the fight to keep fire companies open and improve the City's emergency response communications' systems. I will continue this fight and advocate for more firefighters, police officers, and correction officers to keep New York the safest big city in the world.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
Ensuring every student receives a quality public school education from pre-k to postgraduate. Protecting healthcare and programs for our senior citizens. Investing in the City's infrastructure to strengthen our economy and improve our quality of life.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
As a resident of this district my entire life and the mother of two boys in public schools, I know the challenges facing families throughout New York. In my time in both the public and private sector, I have a proven record creating jobs and providing essential resources for families working for a stronger New York.
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