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Stacy Lynch

Stacy Lynch

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    Stacy Lynch, the author (photo: @lynchfornyc7)

    Growing up in Harlem as the daughter of Bill Lynch, the mastermind behind David Dinkins’ campaign to become the first Black mayor of New York, public service is in my DNA. Watching him put together coalitions, something he began working with farm workers in the potato fields of eastern Long Island, has stayed with me throughout my career in law and government.

    That legacy carries with it the obligation to pay it forward in trying to improve the lives of all of our neighbors. It is why I