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Brandon West for City Council, Brooklyn’s 39th District

Brandon West has spent his career fighting for everyday New Yorkers. As a voting rights activist, union organizer, racial justice advocate, committed Democratic Socialist, and the former president of the New Kings Democrats, he has brought hundreds of people into local politics and built grassroots power.

From his years as a City Hall Budget staffer, he understands exactly how the budget process works—and how we can change it to create a New York for the many, not the few.

That’s why he’s running to represent Brooklyn and District #39 in the New York City Council.

Meet Brandon

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Brandon needs grassroots support to win, and is refusing all donations from landlords, developers, and big real estate.

The Path to a Just and Equitable New York

Together, we can create a New York defined by justice — across race, gender, sexuality and ability.

Safety Beyond Policing

For decades, our city’s answer to every problem has been policing, surveillance, punishment, and incarceration -- especially for Black New Yorkers, who are less safe than ever. Brandon knows that real public safety means supporting resilient communities, not violently controlling them.

Housing Justice

Our city treats housing not as a human right, but as a money-making scheme for developers and landlords, and homelessness not as a form of oppression, but as a nuisance plaguing the rich. Brandon will fight to halt gentrification, improve NYCHA, and house all of our neighbors.

Education Justice for All

We must reverse New York's shameful divestment from public K-12 schools and CUNY, shockingly segregated classrooms, and abundant school policing. Brandon will fight for comprehensive intellectual, social, sexual, and emotional education for all New Yorkers.

Proudly endorsed by:

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Democratic Socialists of America

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New Kings Democrats

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New York Communities for Change

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Communications Workers of America

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PSC CUNY

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Tenants PAC

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Citizen Action of New York

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Zephyr Teachout

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Cynthia Nixon

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Jabari Brisport

State Senator, District 25

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Julia Salazar

State Senator, District 18

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Marcela Mitaynes

Assemblymember, District 51

39th City Council District

Our district includes: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington.