On the steps of the Sutphin Boulevard courthouse, Christina Winslow made her formal announcement as a candidate for City Council District 28. The seat is currently held by Councilman Ruben Wills who won the seat after the passing of Councilman Thomas White, Jr.
“It is time to make different choices,” she said in her announcement.
The issues she is looking to tackle are child care, employment and education. She is concerned about the numerous school co-locations in the area, the lack of employment resources for residents and she would like to see area non-profit organizations working together. Christina leads the civic organization, A Cause, A Concern, A Solution, which focuses on the youth and holds an annual girls empowerment conference. She recently headed an effort to bring several area non-profits groups together to find ways to collaborate.
City Council District 28 covers the areas of Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park and and Jamaica.
Another candidate is planning to announce their run for City Council. Manuel (Manny) Caughman would be running for City Council District 27. The seat is currently held by Councilman Leroy Comrie who is vacating due to term limits. Manny has been on the civic circuit for the past few years as a liaison for Councilman Comrie and Assemblyman William Scarborough. Most recently, he has been partnering with Assemblyman Scarborough to lead the effort against flooding in Southeast Queens. Manny has also been a business owner in the area.
Lawyer Joan Flowers is also seeking the same City Council seat. A long time Southeast Queens political insider, she has been connected with many of the areas elected officials including Senator Malcolm Smith and Representative Gregory Meeks.
District 27 covers the areas of St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights and parts of Jamaica and Rosedale.
Councilman Comrie is seeking the Queens Borough President’s seat being vacated by Helen Marshall.
Buckle up, it promises to be an exciting election year!