This week I am pleased to present my conversation with Misba Abdin, who is running to be the next City Council Member for the 37th District in Brooklyn. This is part of my series of interviews with candidates in this all-important primary election, which takes place June 22in New York City, along with the races for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and hundreds of City Council seats.
Misba and I discussed some of the most urgent issues facing the people of this area, like education, jobs and crime prevention, and how New York's arcane voting system works to keep certain Democratic dynasties in power.
Misba Abdin is a long-time resident and community leader in the 37th District, an area that includes the East New York neighborhood he calls home. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services, and CEO of Deshi Senior Center in Ozone Park, Queens.
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