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Guide: City Council District 39

Monday, September 14, 2009

The 39th Council District stretches through Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace, Gowanus and Boro Park.

Map of the district

THE CANDIDATES:

Brad Lander
Lander headed the Pratt Center for Development & the Fifth Avenue Committee. He also teaches community planning, housing and urban policy in Pratt’s graduate city planning department.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $118,896 Public Funds: $88,550
WEBSITE: http://bradlander.org/
MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS: The New York Times, The Citizen’s Union, The Working Families Party & the Freelancer’s Union

Josh Skaller
Skaller is former leader of the reform club the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats. He’s also a trained computer systems expert who used to run the computer music studios at Harvard University.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $106,528 Public Funds: $88,550
WEBSITE: http://skaller09.com/
MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS: Courier Life & the Downtown Brooklyn Star newspapers, Democracy for America & a number of labor unions

Bob Zuckerman
Zuckerman lead the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation & the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
He also headed the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.
He supports more arts funding & a requirement for parent involvement in schools.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $94,018 Public Funds: $88,550
WEBSITE: http://www.zuckerman2009.com/
MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS: Congressman Anthony Weiner, Stonewall Democratic Club, Gay City News, New York League of Humane Voters

John Heyer
Heyer is a fifth generation Brooklynite who once worked for Borough President Marty Markowitz & Assemblywoman Joan Milman.
He’s one of the most conservative candidates in the race. He opposes abortion & gay marriage, and supports the Atlantic Yards project.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $74,915 Public Funds: $88,550
WEBSITE: http://www.johnheyer.org/
MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS: The Brooklyn Paper, The Jewish Press, International Longshoreman’s Assocation

Gary Reilly
Reilly is a lawyer & member of Community Board 6. He opposes the Atlantic Yard Project and is involved in improving service on the F train line.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $28,425 Public Funds: $44,550
WEBSITE: http://www.garyreilly.org/
MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS: President of the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association, Maria Pagano & former head of the Cobble Hill Association, Linda Blyer

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Greg caulfield

I am voteing for lie comptroler, green public advicet
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Sep. 15 2009 12:17 PM

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