Brandon West for City Council, Brooklyn’s 39th District
Brandon West is a community organizer, democratic socialist, and policy nerd running to represent New York City Council District 39 in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park and Kensington.Meet Brandon
He is fighting for a City that works for the many, not just the few, where working people have power. Together, we can create a New York defined by justice — across race, gender, sexuality and ability.
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.
Reimagining freedom, safety, and justice
We start by defunding the NYPD, investing in critical social services, and creating a path to ultimately abolishing policing as we know it. This isn’t a socialist pipe dream; it’s an urgent moral necessity.
(Good) Housing is a human right, not a commodity
Whether it’s the Gowanus Rezoning, NYCHA housing, or the eviction crisis, we must make truly affordable housing the headline, not the afterthought.
Investing in the future with educational justice
As we navigate this pandemic, we must ensure that our schools are safe for students and teachers. It’s also imperative that we fully fund them and reverse the racist institutional legacies that have left the NYC school system the most segregated in the nation.
Proudly endorsed by:
NYC DSA Chapter
State Senator Julia Salazar
18th State Senate District
Assemb. Marcela Mitaynes
Assemblymember (51st AD)
New York Communities for Change
State Senator Jabari Brisport
25th Senate District
Assemb. Zohran Mamdani
Assemblymember (36th AD)
Assemb. Phara Souffrant Forrest
Assemblymember (57th AD)
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.