Citizens Union has chosen not to issue a preference in the CD 45 primary.
Occupation: Former Executive Director and C.E.O. of East Flatbush Village, Inc.
Education: Berkeley College, B.A.; Metropolitan College of New York, M.B.A.
Monique Chandler-Waterman is a Democrat running to represent District 45 in the New York City Council. Chandler-Waterman is a community advocate who previously served as the Director of Community Outreach for then NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams in 2012. Chandler-Waterman is also the founder and C.E.O. of East Flatbush Village Inc., a community- based organization providing youth services to the East Flatbush community. Chandler- Waterman has also served as a Civilian Advisor for the NYPD 67th Precinct and as a member of the Youth Committee and Block Association Committee for Brooklyn Community Board 17. She has received the Caribbean Life Impact 40 Under 40 Award, the Shirley Chisholm Woman of Distinction Award, the Sesame Flyers International Community Award, and the Community Board 17 Women of Distinction Award. Her campaign for New York City Council is focused on improving education, housing, small businesses, public safety, and mental health initiatives in the District 45 community. We were impressed by Chandler-Waterman’s long standing commitment and passion to her district.
Occupation: Economic Consultant
Education: Pace University, B.A.; Albany Law School, J.D.
Victor Jordan is a Democrat running to represent District 45 in the New York City Council. Jordan is a small business owner and economic consultant who has also worked as an adjunct professor at SUNY Empire State College, as an economics lecturer at the University of Guyana, as a trade specialist in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Trinidad and Tobago, as a Research Fellow at the university of the West Indies, and as a high school math teacher at the Boys & Girls High School. A longtime Brooklyn resident, Jordan is also involved with Community Board 17 and has served as the Chair of their Education Committee and Land Use Committee. If elected to New York City Council, Jordan has listed displacement, foreclosures, and education as major issues that his office will focus on.