2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 45th City Council District

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Erlene J. King
Rent is 2 Damn High

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: President/ CEO of The Community Help Center Inc.

Previous Occupation(s): District Manager for Council Member Lloyd Henry. CEO of "Erlene's Fashions."

Education: Pre law taking a double Major in Political Science and English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Degree in Criminal Justice: Diploma in Architectural science.

Organizational Affiliations: Public Relations Director for Kids living with AIDS Inc: Community affairs Director New World Creations Resource Center Inc: Member of Brooklyn Lions Club: Founder & President of the Auxiliary at King's County's Nursing Home: Former member of Camba's Beacon Advisory Board: Chaired the Community Affairs Committee at the East Flatbush YMCA.

Prior Public Experience: Manager for the 45th Councilmanic District: Member of the 67 Precinct Community Council: Represented the 45th District at Community Board 17.

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 45 you would address if elected?

I will fight for the expansion of economic development and create public private partnership to construct a Community Center. I Will provide resources for 21st century education. I will expand the availability of affordable housing and fight for fairer immigration Policies.


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

I will fund organizations, especially those which are helping families in foreclosure. Being a strong supporter of Union Rights, I will stand up for workers.


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

I successfully managed the 45th District for four years and was instrumental in finalizing the plans for a New school and the Flatbush Junction Shopping Mall. Because of my proven record of advocacy and leadership, I was chosen to create and chair several boards of directors throughout Brooklyn; including the Flatbush YMCA; Kings Counter Center's Nursing Home and Camba's Beacon after school program. I promise "Service not Politics as Usual." I will not use my position for personal gain, therefore, I will put the needs of the 45th district first at city hall. With your help the 45th District will be revitalized again.


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • RTH = Rent is 2 Damn High
  • WF = Working Families