District 26 - Council Member - Democrat
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Jimmy Van Bramer

Jimmy Van Bramer

District 26 - Council Member - Democrat
Chair - Committee on Cultural Affairs
Jimmy Van Bramer was elected to the New York City Council in 2009, as the representative for District 26, Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, and Astoria. Van Bramer's current term runs through 2017.

Background Information 

A life long resident of Western Queens, Jimmy Van Bramer was elected to the New York City Council on November 3, 2009. He was overwhelmingly elected to a second 4-year term on November 5, 2013.
On January 22nd, 2014 Council Member Van Bramer was elected Majority Leader of the New York City Council which is the second highest ranking member in the 51 member body. As part of his duties as Majority Leader, he was also appointed by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to co-chair the newly constituted Budget Negotiating Team (BNT) which plays an integral role in formulating the City's budget process to fund critical programs, projects and organizations citywide. Council Member Van Bramer also plays a key role is working with all members of the City Council, serving as a bridge between colleagues and the Speaker. Read more.