Peter Harrison


Running as Candidate for

Congressional District 12

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

  1. Homes Guarantee
  2. Green New Deal for Cities
  3. New Economy of Care

Current Occupation

Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at CUNY-Baruch College

Previous Occupation

Senior Housing Advisor, Data for Progress; Program Director, CUNY Startups Accelerator; Co-founder and CEO, homebody; Co-founder, Brightbox; Bartender


Masters of Urban Planning, Columbia University; BA. in History, College of the Holy Cross

Organizational Affiliation

Democratic Socialists of America, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, Housing Justice for All, PSC-CUNY

Candidate Statement

Cities are our best weapon against economic inequality, racial injustice, and climate disaster but they are afterthoughts in national politics and federal policy. I will center cities and the people who live in them in the Congress. I helped work on the Homes Guarantee because I have faced eviction and became a housing organizer and policy writer. I’m proud to be named after my grandfather who was an NYC subway motorman and to be the first federal candidate to introduce a plan to make all public transit 100% free, accessible, and green. I’m a former bartender, startup co-founder, and rank and file union member at CUNY who is fighting for families, workers, and small businesses to create a new economy of care.