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by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

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The reshaping of the district's public health system after the closure of St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwhich Village three years ago remains the top issue in the race for the seat being vacated by Council Speaker Christine Quinn as she runs for mayor. But there are other issues, including the need to create more seats at elementary and middle schools to avoid overcrowding and the development of Hudson Yards on the far West Side.

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Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson (D)

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Biography: Johnson, widely known for his activism in the LGBT community, has been a resident of Chelsea for the past decade. He first made news as a senior in high school and captain of his football, when revealing his sexual orientation landed him on the cover of The New York Times. Since then, the high school graduate has given lectures on sexual orientation at colleges, high schools, human rights group and conferences throughout the nation. Johnson is currently the chairperson for Community Board 4 and is a member of several organizations in the district, including the Hudson Yard Development Committee, the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club and the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.

Richard E. Stewart (R)

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Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson (D)

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Biography: Johnson, widely known for his activism in the LGBT community, has been a resident of Chelsea for the past decade. He first made news as a senior in high school and captain of his football, when revealing his sexual orientation landed him on the cover of The New York Times. Since then, the high school graduate has given lectures on sexual orientation at colleges, high schools, human rights group and conferences throughout the nation. Johnson is currently the chairperson for Community Board 4 and is a member of several organizations in the district, including the Hudson Yard Development Committee, the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club and the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.

Yetta Kurland

Yetta Kurland (D)

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Biography: Kurland, a civil rights attorney and radio host, is the founder of Hello World Language Center, a school in New York City for language and culture studies. She is also a board member on of Marriage Equality New York PAC and HollaBackNYC, an organization fighting to prevent street harassment. She previously ran for City Council in 2009. Kurland graduated with honors from SUNY-Buffalo, earning a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and received her master’s in United States-Asian Studies as well as a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.




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