New York City Council candidate David G. Greenfield today announced that he has received the unanimous backing of the Brooklyn Conservative Party’s Executive Committee. Greenfield, an experienced attorney and acclaimed community advocate, is running in the 44th Council District to replace Councilman Simcha Felder, who is vacating his seat to become a Deputy Comptroller in the New York City Comptroller’s office. The 44th Council District includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst.
“David Greenfield’s fiscally conservative approach to government, strong family values, and deep-seated moral and ethical fortitude make him the best candidate to replace Simcha Felder in the City Council,” said Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar. “David’s strong record of service and his proven dedication to the issues facing the Southern Brooklyn community over the years has rightfully earned him the respect of both the public and elected officials alike. We will be extremely fortunate to have him serving as our voice in City Hall.”
“I am especially grateful to have received the unanimous support of the Brooklyn Conservative Party,” Greenfield said. “Their support of my candidacy is proof that this race transcends traditional partisan politics, and is instead about the quality of life issues that affect Brooklyn families. It’s simple, really, everyone agrees that we need to make New York more affordable.”
Greenfield has received widespread support from prominent members of every ethnic community in the diverse 44th Council District, including the Catholic, Ashkenaz, Sephardic, and Hasidic communities. He has committed to continue working towards relief for tuition-paying parents and securing additional funding for private and public schools. In addition, Greenfield’s top priorities include creating jobs, enhancing services for seniors, improving transportation, and lowering taxes and fines.
Greenfield has been endorsed by Senator Carl Kruger, Senator Martin J. Golden, and Senator Diane J. Savino. Together, these three senators represent nearly one-million people, and their Senate Districts include the vast majority of the district that Greenfield is vying to represent in the City Council. In addition, Greenfield has received the endorsements of New York City Councilmen Vincent J. Gentile, Michael C. Nelson, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., and Lewis A. Fidler, all of whom represent Southern Brooklyn.
Greenfield is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, where he happily resides with his wife and two small children. Greenfield is the Director and Counsel of TEACH NYS, a statewide coalition that advocates on behalf of the parents of the 500,000 Catholic, Jewish, and Independent school children in New York State. In addition, as the executive vice president of the Sephardic Community Federation (SCF), which is the umbrella governmental relations and public policy organization of the Sephardic Jewish community, Greenfield works closely with public officials at every level of government to improve the lives of New Yorkers.
Before joining SCF, Greenfield served as Deputy Director of Finance in Senator Joseph Lieberman’s 2004 presidential campaign. Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
(YWN Desk – NYC)