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Zellnor Y. Myrie

Running as Candidate for

Senate District 20

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

1: Affordable Housing

2: Immigration Reform

3: Public Education

Current Occupation


Previous Occupation

Director of Legislation and Press, New York City Council


Cornell Law School, J.D.;
Fordham University, M.A., Urban Studies;
Fordham University, B.A., Communications.

Organizational Affiliation

Working Families Party; New York State United Teachers; United Federation of Teachers; Professional Staff Congress; United Automobile Workers; Communications Workers of America; Run for Something; New York Communities for Change; Citizens Action; Kids PAC; Stonewall Democrats; The Arena; No IDC; Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn; The Ernest Skinner Political Association; New Kings Democrats; Southwest Brooklyn Democrats; Love Trumps Hate Sunset Park; Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats; Brooklyn Young Democrats; Food and Water Action.

Prior Public Experience

Chairperson, Neighborhood Advisory Board 7;
Secretary, Montefiore Community Advisory Board;
Member, 52nd Precinct Community Council;
Director of Volunteers and Services, Community Options Business Advisory Council;
Secretary, Brooklyn Neighborhood Advisory Board 9;
Executive Board Member, Legal Aid Society New Leadership Program (Junior Board of Directors);
Member, New York League of Conservation Voters - Junior Board Steering Committee.

Candidate Statement

Zellnor Myrie is running for State Senate to give back to the Brooklyn community that raised him. Zellnor grew up in a rent-stabilized apartment, the son of Costa Rican immigrants and a proud product of public schools. The fights to defend immigrant rights, fully fund public education, and expand affordable housing are personal for him. The Trump agenda is a dangerous affront to our values and well-being, yet lawmakers in Albany have not done enough to advance affordable housing, public education funding, and immigrant rights. When his State Senator broke away from the Democrats and began to vote for Republicans in 2016, Zellnor knew his community needed a representative who would take a stand for working families like his own. With our Central Brooklyn communities under attack from Washington, Zellnor believes the stakes are too high to re-elect representatives who are motivated more by self-interest than the public good.