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Ross Barkan

Running as Candidate for

Senate District 22

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

1: Fixing the Broken Transit System

2: Securing Comprehensive Medicare for All

3: Ending the Rampant Albany Corruption

Current Occupation

Journalist/Full Time Candidate

Previous Occupation

Investigative Journalist at, amongst others, Village Voice and The Guardian.


Masters degree from NYU in English.
Bachelors degree from SUNY Stony Brook in English with a Secondary Education Certification

Organizational Affiliation

 I am a member of Bay Democrats, Bay Ridge Democrats, United Progressive Democratic Club, DSA, and Yalla Brooklyn.

Candidate Statement

I am the non-establishment, progressive candidate running for State Senate in District 22 in South Brooklyn. As an award winning journalist, I built a reputation holding electeds accountable, fighting for marginalized groups, fighting against unchecked corporate interests, and promoting progressive values and progressive individuals.

My platform is focused on elevating marginalized voices, fixing the MTA, fighting for Medicare for all, and ending the rank corruption that plagues Albany. I will never accept donations from real estate developers and am committed to fighting REBNY at whatever the cost. I am not a career politician, and this is not a stepping stone in a political career: I was born here, have seen what has happened under the stewardship of the sitting state senator, have reported on the behavior of established democrats, and want to make a difference.