Three candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 24 seat, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills.
Alexander Blishteyn is a Republican and Conservative Party candidate. He wants to reduce taxes on working families and give parents a choice of where to educate their children through a voucher program or city tax credit for private school tuition.
Former Assemblyman Rory Lancman would fight co-locating charter schools with public schools and would encourage more affordable housing in the district. He supports two recent City Council bills designed to curb the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk.
Mujib Rahman wants to ensure equality between the South Asian enclave and the rest of the district. He would like to see halal food in schools, does not want further development in the district and opposes stop-and-frisk. He backs charter schools.
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