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Primary Guide: City Council District 24

Democrats Rory Lancman (l.-r.), Mujib Rahman and Andrea Veras are vying for the 24th City Council District seat. Photo (r.) courtesy Andrea Veras and by Christina Santucci and Joe Anuta
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Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 24, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills.

Former Assemblyman Rory Lancman would fight co-locating charter schools with public schools and would encourage more affordable housing in the district. Lancman supports two recent City Council bills designed to curb the NYPD’s use of stop and frisk.

Mujib Rahman wants to ensure equality between the South Asian enclave and the rest of the district. He would like to see halal food in schools, does not want further development in the district and opposes stop and frisk. He is in support of charter schools.

Activist Andrea Veras pledges to fight for more funding of pre-kindergarten and after-school programs if elected, and would like to see a senior center for South Asian residents. She also hopes to work with the NYPD to install security cameras in Briarwood.

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