Party Enrolled In: Republican
Current Occupation: On February 24th 2009, Eric Ulrich won the City Council Special Election in District 32. He was re-elected in the November General Election of that same year. At 28, he is currently the youngest serving member of the City Council. He sits on the following committees: Civil Service & Labor, Education, Housing & Buildings, Public Safety, Transportation, and Waterfronts.
Previous Occupation(s): Teacher, Xaverian H.S.
Education: Eric Ulrich attended neighborhood public and parochial schools; P.S. 63Q and Nativity BVM respectively. He graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School and became the first member of his family to earn a college degree at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.
Organizational Affiliations: Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach, Jamaica Rotary and Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Board of Directors.
Prior Public Experience: Former Community Board #9 member
1. What is the most important issue in Council District 32 you would address if elected?
Since taking office, Council Member Ulrich has implemented an aggressive quality-of-life agenda, targeting graffiti vandalism, sidewalk and road repair, school overcrowding and illegal dumping on city streets. He continues to advocate for the needs of homeowners and residents affected by Hurricane Sandy and has been a strong voice for improving public transportation in South Queens.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
Woodhaven Blvd. is the most traffic congested corridor in Queens County. Council Member Ulrich is currently working with DOT to bring Bus Rapid Transit to this 3.2 mile route to help alleviate the problem. This would speed up the average daily commute time for mass transit riders by 15-20% and help improve the flow of traffic at nearly every major intersection.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
Citizens Union, a nonpartisan good-government group, recognized Ulrich "because of his motivated effort to create meaningful improvements in the district and [his] potential to bring new and fresh ideas to the City Council."
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