38th City Council District




David Galarza

Sara M. Gonzalez

Edward Rodriguez


David Galarza


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: Communications Specialist

Occupational background: Presently Communications Specialist for CSEA Local 1000, AFSCME, Spokesman for Borough President Ruth Messinger and New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi, Consultant with The Children’s Aid Society

Educational background: Long Island University, Attended Fort Hamilton High School, Pershing JHS and PS 314 formerly PS 140

Organizational affiliations: Justice Committee, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Greater NY Labor Religion Coalition, International Labor Communications Association, endorsed by Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats, Independent Neighborhood Democrats

Prior public experience: Community Board 7 member

Email: david_galarza@yahoo.com

Web site: www.davidgalarza.com



1. What is the most important issue in Council District 38 you would address if elected?

Our community suffers from many of the same problems faced by other hardworking communities throughout our City: schools that are failing our kids, unaffordable housing, joblessness, environmental racism, etc. The most important issue however is ACCOUNTABILITY. We have gone from having a City Council member that was convicted to a representative with no conviction. How can we tackle any of these critical issues without a passionate, committed and dedicated advocate for our community in City Hall?


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

Southwest Brooklyn has become a dumping ground for power plants, porn shops, and other noxious facilities. Our hardworking families need and deserve a better environment to raise our children. I am also committed to addressing the need for adequate and affordable housing, responsible zoning and development, after school programs and jobs for our youth, proper services for our seniors, cleaner subways, greener streets, expanding our libraries, and improving relations between the community and police department.


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

Born and raised in Sunset Park, where I live with my wife, Inez, a public school speech teacher, and son, Sean, who attends a public middle school, I believe my experience and background as an activist and public servant have prepared me to restore faith, trust, integrity and purpose to this office. We need a drastic change in local political leadership. We need someone who is DEPENDABLE. Someone that the community can ALWAYS turn to in a time of crisis or need. Someone who will serve as their PASSIONATE voice in City Hall. I am ready, willing and able to stand up to the challenge.


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