About David

As an aide to Senator Chuck Schumer, David Yassky stood up to the N.R.A. and helped pass the Brady Bill.

As a City Councilmember, David took on corporate polluters, the gun manufacturers and other special interests, while passing landmark legislation that forces developers to build affordable housing.

In the State Senate, David Yassky will be a fighter who gets results for Brooklyn and Staten Island.

David’s Vision

David has a compelling vision for the 23rd Senate District and the State government:

Outstanding Constituent Service

In the City Council, David was known for providing top-notch service to his constituents.

More Affordable Housing

In the City Council, David wrote zoning rules requiring developers to include affordable units in new buildings. In the State Senate, he’ll push to convert underused hotels and office buildings to affordable housing – and he’ll get rid of bureaucratic delays so the new apartments can be available ASAP.

Clean Up Coney Island Creek

David sued Exxon Mobil, forcing them to clean up 37 million gallons of oil they left in the North Brooklyn water table, and founded the Newtown Creek Alliance to revive that nearly dead waterway. He’ll bring the same energy and determination to remedying contamination in Coney Island Creek.

Protect Neighborhood Schools

David helped turn P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights from a half-empty, underperforming school into an in-demand pillar of the neighborhood. He’ll fight to protect and expand programs that parents value highly, such as gifted & talented classes.

First-Rate Transportation

Deck over the BQE from Atlantic to Hamilton and replace the triple cantilever with a ground-level roadway, all covered with green space; replace dilapidated SI Railway cars with state-of-the-art rolling stock and restore service between St. George and Arlington.

Get Crime and Gun Violence Back Under Control

As Chief Counsel for the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, David was trained by Chuck Schumer, one of the great legislators of all time. From this experience, David brings unparalleled expertise on one of the issues most important to the future of Brooklyn and Staten Island: crime and gun safety.

Bring Good-Paying Jobs to South Brooklyn and Staten Island

David authored incentives for film & TV production that tripled the number of NYC jobs in that vital industry. In the Senate, he’ll push to make South Brooklyn and Staten Island the center of the fast-growing offshore wind industry and promote similar opportunities for targeted, genuinely worthwhile economic development initiatives.

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