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Primary Guide: City Council District 28

Democrats Eugene Evans (l.-r.), David Kayode, Hettie Powell and Ruben Wills are the four candidates running for the 28th District City Council seat. Photos courtesy David Kayode (second l.) and by Christina Santucci (r.)
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Four Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 28, which represents Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Rochdale Village, Jamaica and South Jamaica.

Eugene “Nu Nu” Evans is a resident of Rochdale Village and manager of Nu-Nu Car Service.

David Kayode, a minister at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Brooklyn, is an addiction counselor for the city Department of Homeless Services. He served as an aide to the late Councilman Thomas White and sat on Community Board 12.

Hettie Powell is an attorney with Queens Law Associates and formerly worked as a public school teacher. She received her law degree from the City University of New York’s School of Law and previously worked at the Legal Aid Society.

Ruben Wills is the incumbent Council member, having won the seat in a special election in 2010 after the death of Councilman Thomas White. He previously served as chief of staff to former state Sen. Shirley Huntley.

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S.White from District 28 says:
Its so sad that the people of D28 complain of corrupt politics and that no one is doing anything for this area and guess what they Re-Elect the same person into office who has been taking money from the community. Breaking many promises and still not fulfilling his promises from this last term. South Jamaica will never prosper and will always be full of corruption and crime. and no one is to blame but the people of South Jamaica
Sept. 11, 2013, 10:15 am

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