UPDATE November 2013: Hettie Powell lost her bid to represent the 28th District on the New York City Council.
New York, NY District 28
Hettie Powell is the kind of woman who gets things done. She taught primary and junior high school in her native Jamaica before immigrating to the United States and enrolling in John Jay College of Criminal Justice (where she graduated Magna Cum Laude). She received a scholarship to attend law school and upon passing the bar, she went to work for the Legal Aid Society. She is currently one of four managing partners of a non-profit law firm providing services for low-income residents who need help with criminal, immigration and family law.
“Elections matter. Our community matters. And in these tough times, who you choose to represent you in the City Council matters. Your vote means that I can provide the funds for the much needed services that will move our wonderfully diverse community forward. A community that I have made my home for over 30 years. A community I believe in. In his first inaugural address President Barack Obama said, “Everywhere we look, there is work to be done.” And that is still true today. When I am elected to the City Council I will bring my energy, my experience and my belief in our community to City Hall, and I will work to make our community a stronger and better place. I share your vision for a meaningful educational experience for our youth and for fully funded services for our seniors; for a vibrant economy that provides jobs for those that need them, and for a place where we can all enjoy peace and prosperity. There is still work to be done, but together, I believe, we can create a better tomorrow.”
Democratic Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio
CWA District 1