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A Guide To City Council Candidates In The 36th District

by Gotham Gazette Staff, Jun 12, 2013

Haven’t had the time to tune into the upcoming City Council elections?

Well, if you’re in Council District 36, which encompasses Brooklyn’s Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant, The Power Lever Project by the Brooklyn Movement Center has your answers.

The Center has compiled a site that has a list of the candidates running with a bio, the issues they stand for and the campaign money raised.

“We want to shine a bright spotlight on our Council candidates who routinely struggle to be heard above the press buzz of the mayoral campaign,” James Subudhi, the political engagement fellow at the Center, said in an email.

The district’s current Council member, Albert Vann, is term-limited this year, and so the cup of candidates runneth over.

The candidates include Robert Waterman, Conrad Tillard, Akiel Taylor, Kristen John Foy and Robert Cornegy, Jr.

“The online voter guide is about bringing transparency to the local electoral process and deepening the voters’ understanding of their political choices,” Subudhi said.


The site allows for comments and, so far, residents in the district have responded very well to having all the candidate information in one place, Subudhi said.

In case you are not sure if you fall within the district, there is also an embedded map on the page with clear district lines drawn. The primary for all the elections is on September 10.

— By Latima Stephens

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