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Dear Friends:

It's my great honor to introduce the 2022-2023 New York City Council

For the very first time, this legislative body – the most diverse ever – has a majority of women and people of color serving as members.

Additionally, I'm proud to lead the Council as the first African American Speaker and am truly humbled by the faith that my new and more seasoned colleagues have placed in me.

As I said during my first speech as Council Speaker on January 5, New York City is at the crossroads of multiple crises, including the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the scourge of violence on our streets – each demanding our full attention.

Those who elected us, many of whom have been deeply rattled by the many tragedies our city has faced in recent days, want to feel safe and secure. They want to be treated with respect and dignity. And they want to work in good jobs that allow them to live without fear of going hungry or losing their home.

Clearly, we have our work cut out for us. But I'm confident that, drawing on our own lived experiences and wealth of knowledge, my Council colleagues and I will get New York back on its feet and fulfill its promise as the safest, fairest, and best city in the world.

Below is more information about the 51 members of the Council, including myself. You can identify which of us is your local Council representative and obtain their contact information by entering your home address on the Council’s website here.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and this exceptionally strong and resilient city that we all call "home".

In service,
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Adrienne Adams
Speaker

New York City Council


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Manhattan

Christopher Marte, District 1
Carlina Rivera, District 2
Erik Bottcher, District 3
Keith Powers, District 4
Julie Menin, District 5
Gale Brewer, District 6
Shaun Abreu, District 7
Diana Ayala, District 8
Kristin Richardson Jordan, District 9
Carmen De La Rosa, District 10

Bronx

Diana Ayala, District 8
Eric Dinowitz, District 11
Kevin Riley, District 12
Marjorie Velázquez, District 13
Pierina Sanchez, District 14
Oswald Feliz, District 15
Althea Stevens, District 16
Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17
Amanda Farías, District 18

Queens

Vickie Paladino, District 19
Sandra Ung, District 20
Francisco P. Moya, District 21
Tiffany Cabán, District 22
Linda Lee, District 23
James F. Gennaro, District 24
Shekar Krishnan, District 25
Julie Won, District 26
Nantasha Williams, District 27
Adrienne E. Adams, District 28
Lynn Schulman, District 29
Robert Holden, District 30
Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, District 31
Joann Ariola, District 32
Jennifer Gutiérrez, District 34

Brooklyn

Lincoln Restler, District 33
Jennifer Gutiérrez, District 34
Crystal Hudson, District 35
Chi Ossé, District 36
Sandy Nurse, District 37
Alexa Avilés, District 38
Shahana Hanif, District 39
Rita Joseph, District 40
Darlene Mealy, District 41
Charles Barron, District 42
Justin Brannan, District 43
Kalman Yeger, District 44
Farah N. Louis, District 45
Mercedes Narcisse, District 46
Ari Kagan, District 47
Inna Vernikov, District 48

Staten Island

Kamillah M. Hanks, District 49
David Carr, District 50
Joseph C. Borelli, District 51


COUNCIL MEMBERS

Christopher Marte (D), District 1
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Neighborhoods represented: Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square.

Member, Committee on Aging; Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts; Committee on Civil and Human Rights; Committee on Education; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses; and Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity.

Christopher Marte was born and raised in the Lower East Side, where his dad owned a bodega. When he wasn’t stacking cans, he attended local public schools and after-school programs. (Continued)

Carlina Rivera (D), District 2
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Neighborhoods represented: East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill.

Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice. Member, Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Land Use; Committee on Standards and Ethics; Committee on Hospitals; and Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency.

Since taking office in 2017, Carlina has fought for the affordability and livability of New York City by championing issues around affordable housing, small business survival, equitable healthcare, transportation, and quality of life issues. (Continued)

Erik Bottcher (D), District 3
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Neighborhoods represented: Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side.

Member, Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Land Use; Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Public Safety; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

Erik Bottcher is a dedicated public servant and activist who has devoted his life to progressive causes and to the betterment of the community he loves. In 2021, he was elected to represent City Council District 3, which includes the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Flatiron, Hudson Square, Times Square, the Theater District, the Garment District and Columbus Circle. (Continued)

Keith Powers (D), District 4
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Neighborhoods represented: Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place.

Chair, Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections. Member, Committee on Finance.

In his time in office, Council Member Powers has introduced and passed legislation to make it easier to run for office, prevent tenants from unlawful eviction, broaden sexual harassment protections, and protect small businesses. (Continued)

Julie Menin (D), District 5
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Neighborhoods represented: Upper East Side's Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem.

Chair, Committee on Small Business. Member, Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Education; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on Parks and Recreation; and Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management.

An attorney and civic leader with over two decades of experience in the public and private sectors, Julie Menin most recently served as the City’s Census Director achieving a historic result where NYC finished number one of all major cities. (Continued)

Gale Brewer (D), District 6
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Neighborhoods represented: Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton.

Chair, Committee on Oversight and Investigations. Member, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Finance; Committee on Governmental Operations; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections; and Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency.

Gale A. Brewer represents the 6th Council District, encompassing most of the Upper West Side up to 108th Street west of Broadway, a part of Clinton (to West 54th St) and all of Central Park.

As Manhattan Borough President from 2014 to 2021, she requested the introduction of legislation, later passed by the City Council, to reform the deed restriction process, add “caregivers” to the City’s anti-discrimination law, and remove criminal history questions from initial employment applications (the “Fair Chance Act”). (Continued)

Shaun Abreu (D), District 7
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Neighborhoods represented: Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights.

Chair, Committee on State and Federal Legislation. Member, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Education; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Technology; Committee on Criminal Justice; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

Shaun was born and raised in Northern Manhattan, where his family experienced good times and bad. When he was a child, his parents lost their jobs, and his family was evicted from their home. But the community was there for him. (Continued)

Diana Ayala (D), District 8
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Neighborhoods represented: El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris.

Chair, Committee on General Welfare. Member, Committee on Finance; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Public Housing; and Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency.

Diana Ayala has worked for nearly two decades serving the people of the 8th District in social service agencies and government, and is a passionate advocate on issues including housing, gun violence, and senior services. (Continued)

Kristin Richardson Jordan (D), District 9
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Neighborhoods represented: Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem. 

Member, Committee on Aging; Committee on Civil and Human Rights; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; Committee on Veterans; Committee on Women and Gender Equity; and Committee on Youth Services.

Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) is a third-generation Harlemite who has known Harlem since she was four months old. She is the daughter of Dr. Lynne Richardson and Dr. Desmond Jordan, two minority physicians who trained at the historic Harlem Hospital. (Continued)

Carmen De La Rosa (D), District 10
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Neighborhoods represented: Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill.

Chair, Committee on Civil Service and Labor. Member, Committee on Education; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Public Safety; Committee on State and Federal Legislation; and Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.

Carmen De La Rosa emigrated from the Dominican Republic as a child and grew up in Inwood where she has lived her entire life. Her advocacy and passion for justice are deeply influenced by her roots. She has listened and advocated for the most vulnerable, even before she started her career in government. (Continued)

Eric Dinowitz (D), District 11
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Neighborhoods represented: Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, Woodlawn.

Chair, Committee on Higher Education. Member, Committee on Aging; Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity; Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Education; Committee on Governmental Operations; Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Standards and Ethics; Committee on Veterans; and Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity.

Council Member Eric Dinowitz was born and raised in the Northwest Bronx, and is raising his family in the district he grew up in. Eric is a community activist, former special education teacher and Chapter Leader for the United Federation of Teachers and former Aging Chair of Bronx Community Board 8. (Continued)

Kevin Riley (D), District 12
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Neighborhoods represented: Wakefield, Olinville, Edenwald, Eastchester, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Co-op City.

Chair, Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. Member, Committee on Economic Development; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Land Use; Committee on Women and Gender Equity; and Committee on Youth Services.

Kevin Christopher Riley was born and raised in the Northeast Bronx, where he continues to reside. He is a proud member of Butler United Methodist Church where he met many of the people he is proud to call mentors today. (Continued)

Marjorie Velázquez (D), District 13
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Neighborhoods represented: Allerton, City Island, Country Club, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point, Locust Point, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Schuylerville, Silver Beach, Spencer Estates, Throggs Neck, Van Nest, Waterbury LaSalle, Westchester Square, Zerega. 

Chair, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection. Member, Committee on Health; Committee on Finance; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; Committee on Small Business; and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Marjorie Velázquez was born into a Bronx home that embodies the opportunities provided by this great borough and city. As the daughter of Puerto Rican parents who moved here in the 1970’s to build a better life, she learned the values of hard work, dedication and commitment to education at a young age. (Continued)

Pierina Sanchez (D), District 14
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Neighborhoods represented: Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Kingsbridge.

Chair, Committee on Housing and Buildings. Member, Committee on Education; Committee on Finance; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Land Use; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections; and Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention.

Pierina is an Afro-Dominicana, the daughter of immigrants, and was born and raised in the Bronx, where her family strove to make a life for her and her brothers. She learned the value of hard work early – watching her elders sell oranges, drive taxis, clean buildings and schools – to ensure she and her generation had a chance at higher education and opportunity. (Continued)

Oswald Feliz (D), District 15
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Neighborhoods represented: Bedford Park, Fordham, Mount Hope, Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, Allerton, Olinville. 

Chair, Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention. Member, Committee on Health; Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Education; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Housing and Buildings; and Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.

Oswald is a lifelong resident of the Bronx, who proudly represents the 15th Council District – which includes the neighborhoods of Fordham, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, and Allerton.

Prior to becoming a City Councilmember, Oswald worked as a tenant lawyer, and successfully defended Bronx residents in eviction and landlord harassment cases. (Continued)

Althea Stevens (D), District 16
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Neighborhoods represented: Claremont, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Morrisania.

Chair, Committee on Youth Services. Member, Committee on Education; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Public Safety; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Committee on Women and Gender Equity; and Committee on Criminal Justice.

Althea Stevens is a proud New York native and a respected community advocate for the Bronx. As a dedicated single teen mother, she works hard to create a sustainable future for her child and for all children and families who live in under-resourced neighborhoods. (Continued)

Rafael Salamanca, Jr. (D), District 17
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Neighborhoods represented: Concourse Village, Crotona Park East, East Tremont, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Port Morris, West Farms, North Brother Island, South Brother Island.

Chair, Committee on Land Use. Member, Committee on Civil and Human Rights; Committee on Economic Development; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections; and Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management.

Rafael Salamanca Jr. is the Council Member for the 17th District of the New York City Council, representing the South Bronx and serves as Chair of the Land Use Committee.

The son of first-generation Puerto Rican immigrants, Council Member Salamanca grew up in the Bronx understanding the value of hard work and the importance of giving back to the community. (Continued)

Amanda Farías (D), District 18
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Neighborhoods represented: Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding Park.

Chair, Committee on Economic Development. Member, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Finance; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention.

Amanda Farías is a lifelong Bronxite, born and raised in Soundview as a second-generation Afro-Latina of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She is a proud product of local schools and community institutions. Growing up, she attended P.S. 69X and Holy Cross School, and spent after-school hours learning to dance and summers at camp in Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. (Continued)

Vickie Paladino (R), District 19
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Neighborhoods represented: Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, Whitestone.

Member, Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Technology; and Committee on Veterans.

Elected in 2021 on a platform promising to deliver change and transparency to her district, Vickie Paladino works every single day to hold our leaders accountable and protect the interests of her constituents.

Vickie was born in Whitestone to working-class parents. Her father, a WWII veteran, passed away when she was only twelve years old, leaving her mother to raise her three sisters and one brother alone. She learned at an early age the value of family and community, especially during hard times. (Continued)

Sandra Ung (D), District 20
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Neighborhoods represented: Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill.

Chair, Committee on Governmental Operations. Member, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Education; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Small Business; and Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.

After escaping the Cambodian genocide as a child, Sandra and her family immigrated to New York City when she was just 7 years old. Sandra attended local New York City public schools, including P.S. 22, J.H.S. 189, Flushing High School, and Hunter College, and got her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2001. She continues to live next door to her parents and is their primary caretaker. (Continued)

Francisco P. Moya (D), District 21
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Neighborhoods represented: East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City, and LaGuardia Airport.

Chair, Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency. Member, Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Land Use; Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises; Committee on Public Safety; Committee on State and Federal Legislation; Committee on Hospitals; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

Francisco Moya currently represents the 21st Council District – encompassing East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, LeFrak City, and his native Corona. Prior to his 2017 election to the Council, Moya was elected to the 39th Assembly District in 2010, making him the first Ecuadorian-American elected to public office in the United States. (Continued)

Tiffany Cabán (D), District 22
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Neighborhoods represented: Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside.

Chair, Committee on Women and Gender Equity. Member, Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Public Safety; and Committee on Small Business.

A Queens native, Tiffany was born in Richmond Hill, Queens, to Puerto Rican parents who grew up in Woodside Houses. Before joining the New York City Council, Tiffany worked as a public defender, representing people who did not have resources to defend themselves against the brutal system of mass incarceration. (Continued)

Linda Lee (D), District 23
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Neighborhoods represented: Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens, Queens Village.

Chair, Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions. Member, Committee on Aging; Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity; Committee on Contracts; Committee on Education; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity.

Council Member Linda Lee represents the 23rd Council District in Eastern Queens. She was elected to the Council in November 2021, becoming the first Korean-American ever elected to the City Council, and the first woman to hold the seat. (Continued)

James F. Gennaro (D), District 24
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Neighborhoods represented: Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Electchester, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Parkway Village, Jamaica Hills, Jamaica

Chair, Committee on Environmental Protection. Member, Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts; Committee on Contracts; Committee on Education; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; Committee on State and Federal Legislation; and Committee on Women and Gender Equity. (Continued)

Shekar Krishnan (D), District 25
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Neighborhoods represented: Elmhurst, Jackson Heights.

Chair, Committee on Parks and Recreation. Member, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Education; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Land Use; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; and Committee on Small Business.

Before his election to City Council, Shekar Krishnan was a long-time community activist in Jackson Heights/Elmhurst and civil rights lawyer fighting housing discrimination and neighborhood displacement.

Shekar co-founded Communities Resist, a legal services organization highly acclaimed citywide for its community-rooted, intersectional approach to housing and racial justice in North Brooklyn and Queens. (Continued)

Julie Won (D), District 26
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Neighborhoods represented: Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills.

Chair, Committee on Contracts. Member, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Finance; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Technology; and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Julie Won represents the 26th Council district in Western Queens covering the neighborhoods of Long Island City, Sunnyside, Astoria, and Woodside. She is the first woman and immigrant to represent this district in the city’s history. (Continued)

Nantasha Williams (D), District 27
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Neighborhoods represented: Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens.

Chair, Committee on Civil and Human Rights. Member, Committee on Economic Development; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and Committee on Youth Services.

Council Member Nantasha Williams is a community leader, social justice advocate, and political organizer committed to affecting real change in her community. Creating new economic opportunities, youth development, housing, and protecting our seniors are her top priorities. (Continued)

Adrienne E. Adams (D), District 28
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Neighborhoods represented: Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park.

Member, Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections.

A lifelong resident of Southeast Queens, Speaker Adrienne E. Adams was elected to the New York City Council in November 2017, becoming the first woman elected to represent City Council District 28, which covers the Queens neighborhoods of Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill, and South Ozone Park.

Speaker Adams was raised in Hollis, Queens; attended St. Pascal Baylon Elementary School and Bayside High School; and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spelman College. (Continued)

Lynn Schulman (D), District 29
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Neighborhoods represented: Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill.

Chair, Committee on Health. Member, Committee on Aging; Committee on Education; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Governmental Operations; Committee on Criminal Justice; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

Lynn Schulman grew up in Forest Hills and is a long-time community and LGBTQ activist. With decades of leadership in health care advocacy and progressive causes, Lynn was elected to the City Council because she has a vision for how to bring about the change we need in our Queens communities. (Continued)

Robert Holden (D), District 30
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Neighborhoods represented: Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Woodside.

Chair, Committee on Veterans. Member, Committee on Contracts; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Public Safety; Committee on Technology; and Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.

Robert F. Holden was born in 1951 and raised in Maspeth. He and his wife of 45 years, Amy, have lived in Middle Village for decades and have three children and four grandchildren. (Continued)

Selvena N. Brooks-Powers (D), District 31
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Neighborhoods represented: Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens.

Chair, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Member, Committee on Finance; Committee on Land Use; Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections; Committee on Small Business; Committee on Hospitals; and Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency.

Selvena N. Brooks-Powers represents the 31st District which includes the communities of Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, and Far Rockaway. She was elected in a special election in February 2021.

A fierce advocate for equity in city resources, Selvena Brooks-Powers helped to secure $95 million in restoration to fund the 116th Precinct, expand the Cure Violence program into the 105th Precinct, and establish a permanent COVID-19 vaccine site. (Continued)

Joann Ariola (R), District 32
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Neighborhoods represented: Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach, Woodhaven.

Chair, Committee on Fire and Emergency Management. Member, Committee on Health; Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts; Committee on Contracts; Committee on Public Safety; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Committee on Veterans; and Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention.

Joann Ariola is a lifelong resident of the 32nd Council District. She was born in Ozone Park and raised in Howard Beach. She attended P.S. 63 (Old South), P.S. 207 (Rockwood Park), Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, Stella Maris H.S. on the Rockaway Peninsula and Adelphi Business School. (Continued)

Lincoln Restler (D), District 33
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Neighborhoods represented: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg.

Member, Committee on Contracts; Committee on Education; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Governmental Operations; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and Committee on Criminal Justice.

Born and raised in the 33rd Council District, Lincoln was raised by and has spent his whole life working with the communities that make up the district – from Greenpoint to Brooklyn Heights and from Boerum Hill to Williamsburg.

Lincoln spent most of his career as a public servant in New York City government, where he fought hard to deliver for those New Yorkers who always seem to be overlooked by our elected officials. (Continued)

Jennifer Gutiérrez (D), District 34
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Neighborhoods represented: Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood.

Chair, Committee on Technology. Member, Committee on Economic Development; Committee on Education; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on State and Federal Legislation; Committee on Women and Gender Equity; and Committee on Hospitals.

Jennifer Gutiérrez is an organizer, activist, and ally. For nearly a decade, Jennifer has been deeply entrenched in the issues and struggles of the Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Ridgewood families that she now represents. (Continued)

Crystal Hudson (D), District 35
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Neighborhoods represented: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant.

Chair, Committee on Aging. Member, Committee on Health; Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Finance; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections; and Committee on Standards and Ethics.

Crystal Hudson is the Council Member for New York City’s District 35 in Brooklyn, representing the neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. She was elected in 2021 and made history as one of the first out gay Black women ever elected in New York City. (Continued)

Chi Ossé (D), District 36
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Neighborhoods represented: Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights
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Chair, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations. Member, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection; Committee on Finance; Committee on General Welfare; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management; and Committee on Youth Services.

Chi Ossé is the Council Member for New York City’s 36th District representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights. He is a community organizer and prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. At 23 years old, Chi was elected in 2021 as the youngest member of this Council and the first Gen-Z elected of New York City. (Continued)

Sandy Nurse (D), District 37
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Neighborhoods represented: Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York
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Chair, Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management. Member, Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts; Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Contracts; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on Veterans; and Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.

Council Member Sandy Nurse is a community organizer and the new Council Member representing District 37. Sandy is the founder of BK ROT, a co-founder of the Mayday Space, a direct action organizer, and a carpenter.

A third generation Panamanian, she is the daughter of an immigrant and was raised by a working single mother. (Continued)

Alexa Avilés (D), District 38
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Neighborhoods represented: Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park.

Chair, Committee on Public Housing. Member, Committee on Economic Development; Committee on Education; Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Youth Services; and Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention.

Alexa Avilés is a proud New Yorker living in Sunset Park with her husband Frankie and their two daughters. Alexa was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, and grew up in East New York, Brooklyn.

Alexa’s path has been inspired by her mother Isabel, a brave, vivacious and loving woman who rebuilt their lives after the loss of her father to gun violence. (Continued)

Shahana Hanif (D), District 39
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Neighborhoods represented: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington.

Chair, Committee on Immigration. Member, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Education; Committee on Governmental Operations; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; and Committee on Criminal Justice.

Born and raised in District 39 to Bangladeshi immigrant parents, Shahana Hanif has spent her life fighting for working-class families and a city rooted in care, equity, and justice for all. Her diagnosis at 17 with Lupus, an incurable chronic illness, and her subsequent experiences navigating the costly, nebulous healthcare system and inaccessible city were the catalysts for her organizing and commitment to public service. (Continued)

Rita Joseph (D), District 40
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Neighborhoods represented: Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Chair, Committee on Education. Member, Committee on Civil and Human Rights; Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Immigration; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Public Safety; and Committee on Hospitals.

New York City Council Member Rita Joseph was elected in 2021 to represent Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Kensington, Ditmas Park, and Southern Crown Heights. Before serving in the City Council, Ms. Joseph was a public school teacher, a community activist, and a proud union member. (Continued)

Darlene Mealy (D), District 41
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Neighborhoods represented: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights

Chair, Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity. Member, Committee on Aging; Committee on Land Use; Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions; Committee on Public Housing; Committee on Public Safety; and Committee on Small Business. (Continued)

Charles Barron (D), District 42
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Neighborhoods represented: East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, Starrett City

Member, Committee on Health; Committee on Finance; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Public Housing; and Committee on Hospitals. (Continued)

Justin Brannan (D), District 43
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Neighborhoods represented: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach.

Chair, Committee on Finance. Member, Committee on Public Safety; Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections; Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency; and Subcommittee on Senior Centers and Food Insecurity.

Council Member Justin Brannan was born and raised in Brooklyn, the son of a record salesman and early childhood educator. After attending P.S. 185, McKinley JHS and Xaverian High School, Brannan studied journalism at Fordham, before embarking on a career as a professional musician. (Continued)

Kalman Yeger (D), District 44
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Neighborhoods represented: Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean Parkway. 

Chair, Committee on Standards and Ethics. Member, Committee on Health; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Oversight and Investigations; and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (Continued)

Farah N. Louis (D), District 45
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Neighborhoods represented: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington.

Chair, Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses. Member, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Committee on Education; Committee on Finance; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Land Use; Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises; and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Farah N. Louis is a first-generation Brooklynite who was raised in an immigrant and pro-union household – an experience that later propelled her into advocacy, community organizing, and ultimately a career in public service. (Continued)

Mercedes Narcisse (D), District 46
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Neighborhoods represented: Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay.

Chair, Committee on Hospitals. Member, Committee on Health; Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency; Committee on Education; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Committee on Criminal Justice; and Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency.

Mercedes Narcisse, R.N. is a dynamic, and caring working mother, proud immigrant, and community advocate who has dedicated her entire adult life to improving the quality of life for all residents of Brooklyn, especially those of her neighbors in the 46th Council District. (Continued)

Ari Kagan (D), District 47
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Neighborhoods represented: Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate.

Chair, Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts. Member, Committee on Economic Development; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on Finance; Committee on Housing and Buildings; Committee on Land Use; and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Kagan emigrated with his family from Belarus to New York in 1993. He worked tirelessly during the day to support his family and took English language classes at night. Additionally, Kagan is a proud product of CUNY as he attended and graduated from Baruch College. (Continued)

Inna Vernikov (R), District 48
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Neighborhoods represented: Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, Midwood.

Member, Committee on Civil and Human Rights; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Standards and Ethics; and Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.

Raised in Brooklyn, Inna Vernikov is a small business owner and a practicing lawyer. Inna grew up as one of three children in a family of Ukrainian immigrants, being taught the value of integrity and hard work by her mother, a bookkeeper, and her father, a businessman. (Continued)

Kamillah M. Hanks (D), District 49
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Neighborhoods represented: Arlington, Clifton, Clove Lakes, Concord, Elm Park, Graniteville, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, West Brighton and Tompkinsville.

Chair, Committee on Public Safety. Member, Committee on Civil Service and Labor; Committee on Education; Committee on Environmental Protection; Committee on Finance; Committee on Land Use; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

Kamillah M. Hanks is a native Staten Islander and proud mother of four who has been a leader and advocate for smart growth and positive economic development in the North Shore of Staten Island for nearly two decades. Kamillah studied marketing and finance at the College of Staten Island, and has over 20 years of experience in both public and private sectors. (Continued)

David Carr (R), District 50
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Neighborhoods represented: Arrochar, Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Chelsea, Concord, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Graniteville, Grant City, Grasmere, Heartland Village, Isle of Meadows, Lighthouse Hill, Manor Heights, Meiers Corners, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Ocean Breeze, Old Town, Prall's Island, Richmondtown, Rosebank, Shore Acres, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh, and Willowbrook.

Member, Committee on Finance; Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; Committee on Parks and Recreation; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Committee on Criminal Justice; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

David Carr is the Council Member representing the Mid-Island based 50th Councilmanic District. Prior to his election to the Council in November 2021, Carr served as Chief of Staff to former City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo for the previous eight years. (Continued)

Joseph C. Borelli (R), District 51
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Neighborhoods represented: Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow.

Member, Committee on Land Use.

Joseph C. Borelli is the Minority Leader of the New York City Council and represents the 51st Council District, which encompasses Staten Island’s South Shore.

A passionate advocate for conservative ideology and common-sense governance, Borelli is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of his home borough and the city as a whole. (Continued)

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