2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 47th City Council District

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Connis Maurice Mobley
School Choice

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: The Reverend Connis Maurice Mobley is Pastor of the United Community Baptist Church, Inc. in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Previous Occupation(s): He was a Community Service Representative for the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; a Professional Tractor Trailer Driver and aTeamsters Union Member for 19 years.

Education: Mr. Mobley attended Epiphany Lutheran Elementary & High School in Brooklyn, New York; The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, New York; USA Truck Driving School in Newark, Deleware; Cornell University in New York City and Ithaca, New York and Faith Seminary & College inTacoma, Washington.

Organizational Affiliations: He is affiliated with American Bible Society, Amethyst Women's Project, Coney Island Generation Gap, Coney Island H.O.P.E. Center, Coney Island Ministerial Alliance, Coney Island Tenants Association, Heart Share Human Services, Metropolitan Interdenominational Ministers Conference, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the New York City Department of Corrections, the New York City Housing Authority, the New York City Police Department, Shiloh Bible Institute, Shorefront Democratic Club and Water Bible College.

Prior Public Experience: None

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 47 you would address if elected?

If elected by the voters of City Council District 47, I will address the flooding problems in certain parts of the district after rain storms and I will also address the problem with the area's crumbling infrastructure.


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

I will create an environment that stimulates small business development, builds relationships between the residents and the business community of the district and encourages old and new businesses to invest in the community.


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

I have been passionately committed to serving the people of Coney Island, and now, I am ready to extend this passion to the people of Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Marlboro. What distinguishes me from my opponents is that I had the privilege of catering to the needs and the concerns of my community for more than 25 years. I have stood side by side and walked hand in hand with the residents of my community through tragedies and good times, long before I decided to run for the City Council. You Have a Say... Your Vote- Your Voice.


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Party Key
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • R = Republican
  • SC = School Choice