- DISTRICT: 43
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: New York City Council
- YEAR: 2017
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
A lifelong activist dedicated to issues of environmental justice, Justin Brannan is seeking to translate his passion into politics in District 43 of the New York City Council.
Former Chief of Staff to Councilman Vincent Gentile, Member of Community Board 10 and Executive Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the New York City Department of Education, Brannan is well versed in the issues that affect his community, particularly that of inadequate and unreliable public transportation. During his time with Councilman Gentile, he helped to bring back weekend service on the x27 and x28 busses, and rallied in support of the restoration of the B37 route. In 2013, he launched a campaign to bring ferry service back to the 69th Pier in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, organizing thousands of residents to petition City Hall and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. June 1st of this year served as a measure of his success as the ferry service returned to the pier for the first time in decades. Brannan is now focused on securing an express ferry route to travel to and from Wall Street during morning and evening rush hours.
If elected to the City Council, we know that Brannan will work closely with his community to address the environmental issues inhibiting them from enjoying New York City to the fullest.