H H H H H H PRIMARY VOTERS’ GUIDE 2021 H H H H H H
Caribbean L 42 ife, JUNE 4-10, 2021
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Brea, who grew up Ravenswood
Houses in Astoria, is a
community leader. Brea worked
as an aide to former City Councilman
Rafael Espinal, helping
connect constituents in East New York with necessary
Forman, a resident of Dutch
Kills, is a former Bronx assistant
district attorney. She’s also the
treasurer for the Western Queens
Community Land Trust, worked
with mutual aid organizations during the COVID-19
pandemic and assisted with the census count. (www.
Gomez, an Afro Latina and
NYCHA resident, previously
worked as chief of staff for former
Rosa and as a scheduler for current
Congresswoman Adriano Espaillat. She currently
works as a community coordinator at the
Department of Education. (www.glennisforqueens.
A native of Woodside, Keehan-
Smith is a long-time community
leader, having served as chair
of Community Board 2 for four
years after being a member since 2012. Keehan-
Smith is also the district leader for the 30th Assembly
Khan, a Sunnyside resident,
is a first-generation immigrant
and the eldest daughter of Bengali
born parents. She currently
works as a financial controller,
is a member of Community Board 2 and was
elected president of Jalalabad Association. (www.
Kim moved to Sunnyside
from Seoul, South Korea with
her parents right before she
started first grade. She’s currently
an adjunct professor of
English Literature at Hunter College, and has
volunteered at local food pantries during the
COVID-19 pandemic. (www.hailiekimforcitycouncil.
Laymon currently lives in
the Dutch Kills section of Long
Island City with his wife and
1-year-old daughter. Laymon,
an activist, worked at the NYC
Employment and Training Coalition and was
the state director of the Vote Blue campaign in
Pennsylvania in 2020. (www.laymonforqueens.
Maruf, an immigrant of
Bangladesh, is a resident of
Dutch Kills and has worked in
the political sector for many
years with a variety of roles including
as an employee for the census and employee
at the Small Business Administration.
He’s also president of the BMDD Lions Club and
UNA Queens. (www.sultanmaruf.com)
O’Leary is a longtime resident
of Sunnyside, is a lawyer
and has worked as a community
leader for the past 12
years. O’Leary is currently the
president of Woodside on the Move and founded
the Hunters Point Civic Association. (www.
Raga is a former chief of
staff of Assemblyman Brian
Barnwell and currently works
as the Northeast Regional Manager
for Police and Advocacy for
the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He’s currently a
member of Community Board 2, sits on the board
of Woodside on the Move and Queens Pride, and
founded the Pilipino American Unity for Progress.
Sharpe, who has been fighting
for New Yorkers since 2003,
is a public interest attorney and
long-time resident of Sunnyside.
Sharpe, a community activist,
founded the Stop Sunnyside Yards coalition.
Won, an immigrant from Korea,
is a resident of Long Island
City who works in technology.
Won is a community activist,
serves as a member of Community
Board 2 and holds positions in other community
organizations such as 696 Build Queensbridge.
Young, a resident of Woodside,
spent most of her professional
career working for
nonprofit organizations. She
worked at the YMCA for two decades
and later worked at TF Cornerstone where
she oversaw the company’s corporate responsibility
Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens
Village, and Springfi eld Gardens.
Current Council Member: I. Daneek Miller (termlimited)
With 20 years of cumulative
experience on Community
Board 8 and within City Council
members’ offices, Adam-
Ovide began her life in public
service with a focus on civic education for new
immigrants and followed this passion throughout
her career. (marie4queens.com)
Burke has a decade of government
experience, of which
seven of those years, she has
worked as an attorney. The
southeast Queens resident has
worked for the NYC Mayor’s Office and Housing
agencies on a multitude of innovative policies,
managed budgets, drafted contracts, and laws.
(kerryanneburke. com) Jason Myles Clark,
Clark has served as an assistant
attorney general in the
Office of NYS Attorney General
Letitia James. He has also
served as president of the Metropolitan Black
Bar Association, helping to organize know-yourrights
trainings, legal clinics, and registered
voters for last year’s presidential election. (jasonmylesclark.
Gadsden is a criminal justice
professor in the CUNY system,
and served as president of the
Jamaica branch of the NAACP
for 10 years. Additionally, he
serves as a deacon at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Guillebeaux is self-employed.
She has served as a
director advising principals
and teachers, an NYPD partner
against police misconduct and community
criminality, and a realtor helping homeless people
and veterans find housing.