Candidates for 42nd City Council District

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Sean K. Henry

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Candidate for New York City Council

Previous Occupation(s): Sean served as Client Manager (CFO) for Hudson Guild BTQ Financial. In this role, Sean was responsible for all aspects of financial management for Hudson Guild. Prior to joining BTQ, Sean worked for over 8 years at the NYC Department of Homeless Services proving a broad range of programmatic oversight of homelessness prevention programs. Sean administered numerous programs with not-for-profit organizations serving over 40,000 households with a 97% success rate.

Education: Sean holds a Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A) with a focus in Public Management from New York University and a B.A. in Political Science from Southern Illinois at Carbondale.

Organizational Affiliations: Democratic Party, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, NYU Alumni Association, NAACP.

Prior Public Experience: NYC Department of Homeless Services, 2003 to 2011. United States S Army, 1995-2003.

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

The most important issue facing my district is economic security. I will fight for jobs that pay a living wage so that families and individuals can make ends meet and enjoy the American Dream.


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

We need safer and affordable housing. We need to work to reduce crime and make our streets safer. Our schools need to perform better so that our kids are equipped with the tools needed to succeed. Our community needs better access to healthcare. If elected, I will fight to revitalize our neighborhoods and restore a better quality of life.


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

I will provide a fresh start, bold ideas, and a new perspective on how to solve our problems. I grew up in poverty and I know what it takes to overcome that and succeed. Everyone should have any opportunity to grow and prosper!


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