42nd City Council District




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Charles Barron

Carlos Anthony Bristol

Donnezzetta Brown*

Winchester Key

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Prince Lewis

Regina Powell

Regina Powell


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: I work for the Department of Education as a Parent Coordinator

Occupational background: I have worked in the Department of Education for over 25 years

Educational background: I received my BA from York College. I received my Masters Degree in teaching ESL at the College of New Rochelle

Organizational affiliations: In 1996 I founded my own Non Profit organization, G.I.N.A. which stands for Get Involved Now Association, which is still in existence today. This is a free after school program that services at risk children in the East New York community. Many of the program participants have gone on to receive College degrees and they are doing well in their academics and have developed positive social and emotional behaviors

Prior public experience: I have worked on numerous political campaigns in the past as a volunteer

Email: FriendsofPowell@aol.com


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1. What is the most important issue in Council District 42 you would address if elected?

Education. I believe that parents need to have more involvement in the educational process. Specifically, parents should have more involvement in the selection process of school administrators. I would like to ensure that students receive more core knowledge and less test-based knowledge. I would like to see programs put in place that will allow parents to assess themselves and be held accountable for their children's education, afterall parents are a child's first teacher. I would like to allow all adolescents, including special needs and ESL students, the opportunity to express their feelings about and frustrations with the educational system.


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

My community is frustrated with the high unemployment rate. Mainly, young men who were incarcerated and now need a second chance are having difficulty finding employment. I would like to open up programs called, "Second Chance" that would provide assistance and allow these young men to find long term employment.


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

My mother, a community activist in Harlem, is the person who inspired me to give back to my community. I am the third oldest child of nine sisters and brothers. I was always the child who followed in my mother's footsteps as a community activist. As a strong advocate for children I believe that all children can learn and be successful; this belief is what has motivated me to work in my community.


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