John C. Liu David Yassky

John C. Liu

David Yassky

John C. Liu


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: New York City Council Member since 2001

Occupational background: Chairperson of the City Council's Transportation Committee; also serves on the committees on Education, Consumer Affairs, Health, Land Use, Contracts, Oversight & Investigations and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment. Prior to serving in the City Council, John Liu managed a team of actuaries at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, the world's premier financial accounting firm, overseeing billions of dollars invested in Fortune 500 company pensions

Educational background: John is a proud product of a public education from Kindergarten through college, which is the foundation for his agenda to advance quality education in New York City public schools. John graduated from the Bronx High School of Science with honors, then received his B.S. in Mathematical Physics from Binghamton University, which is part of the SUNY system

Organizational affiliations: Member, NAACP-Queens; President, North Flushing Civic Association, Inc; Vice President, Queens Civic Congress; Vice President, New Century Democratic Association

Prior public experience: Member, Community Board 7



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1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?

Investing New York City's share of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds wisely; Expanding economic opportunities for all communities; Optimizing the returns on pension funds to protect the futures of New York City's workers.


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

Ensuring accountability in development deals so that promises actualize into real jobs for New Yorkers; Expanding opportunities for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses; Creating Affordable Housing for New York City residents; Rooting out waste and fiscal mismanagement in City agencies, and delivering full accountability and transparency in the spending of New Yorkers' hard-earned tax dollars.


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

My professional experience and background in financial management, combined with my knowledge of the City's budget and governmental operations, position me as the best qualified for the job. Through my Transportation Committee hearings, I exposed the two sets of financial books used by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; I've also rooted out financial mismanagement at the Department of Transportation and the Taxi & Limousine Commission.


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