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.Meet Brandon
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.
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.
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:
Democratic Socialists of America
New Kings Democrats
New York Communities for Change
Communications Workers of America
Citizen Action of New York
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Ranked-Choice Voting More ‘Democratic’ Than Current System, Progressive Brooklyn Groups Says
While a ranked-choice voting system would be new to most New York City voters, it wouldn’t be to the New Kings Democrats. The progressive, reform-minded Brooklyn political group has used ranked-choice voting for its endorsement choices for more than four years with success, its president Brandon West says.
How The 'Sham' Sausage Gets Made Inside The Brooklyn Democratic County Committee
“There’s a lot of new blood, a lot of interest, a lot of grassroots activism that’s coming,” said NKD president Brandon West, before the meeting. “There will be a larger voice for that at this meeting and I think that will be amplified in the future.”
Now take on the anti-democratic Democrats
…At the national level, the Republican and Democratic parties have failed to accommodate and respond to changing winds and no longer represent voters’ values and needs. They are closed-door spaces that often breed corruption, self-dealing and a dearth of genuine leadership.
39th City Council District
Our district includes: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, and Kensington.