21st City Council District




Julissa Ferreras Jose Eduardo Giraldo

Julissa Ferreras

Jose Eduardo Giraldo


Julissa Ferreras


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: NYC Councilmember covering Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst

Occupational background: Served as non-profit executive and senior staff to NYC councilmember

Educational background: John Bowne High School, LaGuardia Community College, Metropolitan College

Organizational affiliations: Board member of the Dominican American National Roundtable. Former board member of NAACP, the Neighborhood Housing Services, Renaissance Music and Sports and Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc

Prior public experience: As a community advocate since the age of 14, I have served on the Corona Youth Council and served three years as president of the Corona-East Elmhurst NAACP Youth Council. Served as Assistant Director of the Community Conciliation Network in Corona, and thereafter became the Beacon Director at P.S. 19 in Corona. Chief of staff to former NYC Councilmember


Website: http://www.julissaferreras.com

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1. What is the most important issue in Council District 21 you would address if elected?

The most pressing needs facing the 21st District include lack of affordable housing and responsible development that benefits the community. Any development in the district should include guarantees that a percentage of all new housing units will be offered at affordable rates for working families as well as job training and employment opportunities for local residents.


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

Other issues include the treatment of our seniors, supporting working families and protecting local businesses. I will continue to ensure that our senior citizens are provided quality services and well-run senior centers. I will also support our working families by funding child care programs and providing affordable, community-based solutions for health care. Local and minority-owned businesses are the lifeblood of our city, we need programs that support them.


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

As a lifelong resident of the district, I have worked tirelessly to bring communities together and to bring resources to our community. We need experienced voice fighting for our neighborhoods in City Hall. I am that voice and will continue to advocate for the residents of the 21st Council District and throughout NYC.


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