Charles Barron to run for Congress
The official declaration will be made on November 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the newly renovated Sonny Abubadika Carson Park which was funded by Councilman Barron and is located at the corner Vermont Avenue and Linden Blvd, East New York, Brooklyn.
[New York Politics]
New York City Councilmember Charles Barron, will announce his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Brooklyn's 10th Congressional District on Sunday.
The official declaration will be made on November 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the newly renovated Sonny Abubadika Carson Park which was funded by Councilman Barron and is located at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Linden Blvd, East New York, Brooklyn.
Since 2001, Barron has served the 42nd District, inclusive primarily of the East New York/Brownsville community and New York City at large. His many achievements include building the most affordable housing of any New York City Councilmember.
His other achievements are: targeting of the Meals on Wheels program for restoration to the city budget for seniors in his district; in collaboration with the New York City Housing Authority, securing $12.5 million for an East New York Recreation Center, and; fighting to obtain $1.2 million for the renovation of Sonny Abubadika Carson Park (Linden/George Gershwin) in his district.
Additionally, as chair of the Higher Education Committee, Barron spearheaded the restoration of over $10 million for students at the City University of New York colleges. He was also successful in maintaining the Peter Vallone Scholarship awards for CUNY students.
Note on Directions: No. 3 train to Pennsylvania Avenue, make a left on Linden Blvd and walk four blocks to the park on Vermont Ave.
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