34th City Council District




Maritza Davila Gerald Esposito Diana Reyna

Maritza Davila

Gerald Esposito

Diana Reyna


Gerald Esposito


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: District Manager, Brooklyn Community Board #1

Occupational background: Community organizer; Tenants' rights advocate, St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation; Consumer advocate, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs; Volunteer, Peace Corps and VISTA

Educational background: PS 132; JHS 126; Brooklyn Technical HS; LaGuardia Community College, AA; CUNY Graduate Center, BS with honors; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, MPA

Organizational affiliations: President, Seneca Club; Executive board member, Brooklyn Council of Boys Scouts of America; Advisory member, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; Board member, Swinging Sixties Senior Citizens Center; Board member, Small World Day Care Center; President Emeritus, Coalition of Brooklyn District Managers

Prior public experience: None

Email: electesposito@gmail.com

Website: http://www.gerryesposito.com

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1. What is the most important issue in Council District 34 you would address if elected?

Our City is on the wrong track and we need new leadership if we are going to solve our economic crisis and keep our community strong. That's why I'm running to clean up City Hall and restore integrity to the City Council. Over the past four years, the Council has voted itself a 25% pay raise, extended term limits against the will of the people, and abused our taxpayer dollars in the slush fund scandal. It's time for change. We deserve a government that will fight for our needs - not the greed of corrupt politicians, developers and special interests. As your City Councilmember, you can rest assured I'll fight for you!


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

To create jobs and revitalize our economy, we need to change our priorities to put the people first. I will work to create affordable housing that families and seniors can actually afford. I will push for rent stabilization and financial incentives for small businesses so that our local businesses can survive and thrive long into the future. And I will fight development that destroys the character of our neighborhood and uproots the ethnic diversity that makes our community so special.


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

As district manager of Brooklyn Community Board 1 since 1977, I've been the go-to guy for generations of local residents and business owners to solve their problems. Now I'm ready to use my experience and government know-how to write laws that will fix our problems before they happen.


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