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As a local mom, immigrant, and tenant -- Council Member Julie Won is our community's voice in City Hall!
In her first term, Julie has approved historic levels of affordable housing, and secured vital city funding and resources for our schools, parks, and community organizations.
On June 27th, vote to re-elect Council Member Julie Won!
Julie Won is the New York City Council Member representing District 26!
When Julie was 8 years old, she and her family immigrated to New York, an experience that she shares with over half of her constituents. A proud product of New York public schools, Julie went on to graduate from Syracuse University, and worked at IBM as a digital strategy consultant for nearly a decade.
As an immigrant, parent, and renter, Julie ran for office two years ago because her neighbors needed a voice in City Hall.
For too long, rents have continued to skyrocket, while at the same time, there are fewer affordable homes being built. Millions of New Yorkers are counting down to when they will also be priced out of their neighborhoods. That’s why tackling the affordable housing crisis is Julie's top priority as Council Member. In her first year, Julie approved 1,622 units of permanently affordable housing--which is more than all the affordable units built in Queens over the last 10 years.
As Council Member, Julie fought to secure our fair share of City resources. This past year, Julie delivered over $50 million in funding for our district — including $11 million to keep our schools fully funded, and $15 million to repair and upgrade our neighborhood parks. Julie delivered on a major promise from her first campaign, and rolled out free home internet, cable TV, and cell service for all residents of Queensbridge, Ravenswood, and Woodside Houses.
As our Council Member, Julie is tackling our affordable housing crisis, delivering vital funding for our schools and neighborhoods, and making sure the City serves us better.
Prior to her election to the City Council, Julie served as a board member of Queens Community Board 2, Community Capacity Development (CCD): 696 Build Queensbridge (Advisory Board), Queens Together (Advisory Board), and was a co-founder of the Queens Small Business Alliance (QSBA). Julie also served on the Queens Borough President’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census as the founder of the Technology Action Group.
Julie does not accept donations from big real estate interests or developers, corporate PACs, lobbyists, police unions, or the fossil fuel industry. Any donations from these parties are unwelcome, and will be refunded.
Julie is committed to bringing progressive solutions that are focused on protecting and alleviating the burdens of the most vulnerable communities.
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