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Legislator Profile: Julissa Ferreras – New York City Council District 21

by Caitlin Kelly
October 12, 2014
Elmhurst, NY
Overview of Profiles: Legislator profiles were designed to provide a snapshot of New York legislators, their issues of concern, any legislation they have been integral in passing, and how they might be interested in issues related to dance. This information was gathered through Internet research yielding news articles and through candidate's district and campaign website.
Office held: New York City Council
District: 21
Term: Second
Party: Democratic
Committees and Leadership: Committee on Finance (Chair)
Office Location: 32-33A Junction Blvd East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Phone: 718-651-1917
Email: JFerreras@council.nyc.gov
Focus of 2013 Platform:

Vote Results: Ran uncontested
(http://www.nytimes.com/projects/elections/2013/general/city-council/results.html)

Concerns as they relate to dance: Cultural approach to inclusion of dance programs in budget

Biography:
Council Member Julissa Ferreras is a charismatic, pro-active leader with a powerful voice that is focused on advocating for the needs of her community and New York City's most vulnerable citizens. She proudly serves the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Lefrak City, as well as parts of Jackson Heights.

Elected to the 21st Council District in 2009, Council Member Ferreras is the first Latina to hold a Queens seat on the City Council. She grew up in Jackson Heights and currently resides in East Elmhurst.

Council Member Ferreras currently serves as Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Finance and in addition, she holds a seat on Committees on Consumer Affairs, Standards & Ethics, Cultural Affairs, Economic Development, and Public Safety.

Source: (http://council.nyc.gov/d21/html/members/biography.shtml)

Interests:

News Clippings

Julissa Ferreras, City Council's budget watchdog, failed to stop Hiram Monserrate's $100,000 fraud

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras quietly fired staffer with indirect ties to rogue bikers

40 Under 40

The Dominican Women's Coalition and Council Members Julissa Ferreras and Diana Reyna Endorse Chris

Los Insiders

"Triumph of Civic Virtue" Statue Causes Sexism Uproar

Hiram and Julissa

Historic Unionization Agreements for Superintendents and Porters

Partnership Meeting with NYC Council Member Fererras

Campaign Julissa Ferreras

Voices of NY Archives
Julissa Ferreras Photo Credit: NYC Council Website

Julissa Ferreras
Photo Credit: NYC Council Website

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Map of NYC Council District 21 Credit: <a href='http://council.nyc.gov/d21/html/members/map.shtml' target='_blank'>http://council.nyc.gov/d21/html/members/map.shtml</a>)

Map of NYC Council District 21
Credit: http://council.nyc.gov/d21/html/members/map.shtml)

Photo © & courtesy of Unknown

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