CANDIDATE BIO

★  Democrat

★  Councilman from 1992-1998

★  A Member of the House of Representatives from 1999 - 2011

★  Initiated programs to tackle quality of life concerns

★  Began revival and developed plans for historic Sheepshead Bay

★  Fought to increase federal funds to add more police officers to the beat

MAIN FOCUS

Maintain middle class mobility

MAIN ISSUES

✓  Focusing more on early education and elementary school

✓  Expand awareness and access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

✓  Modernizing the transportation system

✓  Streamline the startup and BID process for small businesses

✓  End the city/county Medicaid burden

✓  Providing police officers with training and tools to succeed

✓  Create agencies more accessible to questions and dissenting views of New Yorkers

✓  New programs to sustain a growing middle class

✓  Keeping air, water and wildlife safer

✓  Take advantage of Social Entrepreneurship

✓  Lower taxes on middle class

OUR ISSUES

Education:

 

◉  Bonuses for teachers who accomplish good results

◉  Support suspension of disorderly students

◉  Provide more resources for schools

◉  Help private schools access security grants

 

 

Economics:

 

◉  Launch ferries in all five boroughs

◉  Revisiting 80-20 developments which provide housing for the wealthy and low-incom

◉  Lower the tax burden for outer boroughs job creation

 

 

Community Safety Act:

 

◉  Supports reform of the stop & frisk policy by testing officers and improving academy training

◉  Does not support the inspector general bill, believes it will diminish authority