Richard David launches campaign for district leader

Community Board member and activist Richard S. David has declared his candidacy for Democratic District Leader in the 31st Assembly District Part B.
“I’m pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for District Leader. This is a great opportunity to grow the Democratic Party in the community by connecting residents and activists with a process they have felt locked out of for decades,” said Richard. “I am energized and excited. I have learned a lot since the last election and I am not going to give up fighting for my neighbors.”
The position, which is currently vacant, was previously held by Council Member Ruben Wills, and covers neighborhoods such as South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill. The current co-District Leader is Assembly Member Michele Titus.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Richard David as co-chair of the Democratic Party in the district,” said Assembly Member Michele Titus. “I look forward to working collaboratively for the betterment of our community and our party.”
In 2017, Richard ran for the City Council in District 28 and came in second with almost 3,000 votes. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and earned a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University.
Within the community, Richard has been active in many organizations including serving as a Community Board Member for over 10 years. He is also a co-founder of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance, the largest organization providing services to Guyanese, Trinidadians and all working class New Yorkers.
Richard was previously a Vice President at the NYC Economic Development Corporation where he oversaw the construction of cultural facilities, senior centers and other vital community spaces. He was also an Executive Director at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs overseeing a City-wide program to lower the cost of public transportation by increasing the use of a Federal tax deduction.
He is currently a Chief of Staff at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.
A launch event is planned for June 23, 2018 with several elected officials, organizations, community leaders and residents expected to be in attendance.


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