1. What is the most important issue in Council District 36 you would address if elected?
Urban Policy. NYC provides the momentum behind the economic growth of the entire state. We are expected to set trends, be innovative, creative, and resourceful. However, communities like ours have been left behind in the progress because of the policies that negatively affect them. In CD 36, we will meld the beauty and creativity of our artists with the innovation and technological acumen of our up and coming leaders of tomorrow. My intention is to embrace our traditions; expand upon our cornerstone foundation, education, and faith; and help generate policy that will facilitate our ability to have a stronger place in the 21st Century where we all belong. As our neighbors invest in the community, they will be investing not only in themselves, but in generations to come.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
It is imperative that Healthcare/Insurance and the woeful lack of it be addressed and dealt with proactively instead of reactively. Our communities have always worked in crisis mode when it comes to the health of our seniors and our young. It is more than a matter of acquiring health care for everyone; it is establishing a mindset that informs us of the importance of getting preventive healthcare checkups, as they would for any car or machinery they love.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
My PASSION! I entered the political arena many years ago because I wanted to help the underserved in our community. All my civic endeavors were geared to enhance the quality of life for people who live in Central Brooklyn. I have the education, experience, and PASSION, to represent this great community.
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