2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for Comptroller

* If there is an asterisk next to a candidate's name, s/he did not submit a profile or record a video.
Julia Willebrand

Party Enrolled In: Green

Current Occupation: Activist committed to replacing the corporate dominated NY "two-party" electoral system with a system which reflects the social justice, environmental and economic values of all New Yorkers.

Previous Occupation(s): Bookkeeper, waitress, private investigator and model. But most of my work life was spent in education as a Fulbright Professor, Hungary; English Department Chair, SUNY Labor College; ESL Coordinator, Jersey City State College; Staff Development Supervisor, Welfare Education Program, Teacher, PS 84.

Education: St Jean Baptiste High School; BA CCNY, American Studies; MA Columbia University, Adult Education; Ed.D Columbia University, TESOL

Organizational Affiliations: US Green Party International Committee Co-chair; Federation of Green Parties of the Americas US Delegate; Sierra Club Corporate Accountability Task Force Member; Appalachian Mountain Club Conservation Chair; United Federation of Teachers Delegate; OWS Alternative Banking Group

Prior Public Experience: Chair, Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?

Ending NYC subsidies to corporations such as NYCHA's plan to sell housing project playgrounds to developers for high rise luxury apartments and the Board of Education's proposal to demolish schools to provide land for luxury housing development.


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

1. Assist in establishing a state bank on the North Dakota model to reduce banking costs and interest on NYC bonds. 2. Clawback multiple tax subsidies to corporations given in anticipation of jobs never created. 3. Recommend NYC Pension Funds divest shares in fossil fuel corporations to abate climate crisis.


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

As the mother of 2 Public School educated children, born in Bklyn, daughter and grand daughter of NY roofers, raised in Queens, educated in Manhattan and a worker in the Bronx, I know the city well and across many class lines. I have the vision to use the independent power of the office to benefit every New Yorker and not just the 1%.


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  • LBT = Libertarian
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  • SC = School Choice
  • SW = Socialist Worker
  • WV = War Veterans
  • WF = Working Families