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Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson

District 3 - Council Member - Democrat
Chair - Committee on Health

Council Member Corey Johnson was elected in November 2013 with over 86% of the vote to represent District 3 in the New York City Council, which covers Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, and parts of Flatiron, SoHo and the Upper West Side.

Corey Johnson was raised in a union household where his mother, a homeless services provider, and his father, a Teamster, instilled in him the values of community service and political engagement. Corey first came to national attention in 2000 when he became a trailblazer for LGBT youth. As the captain of his high school football team, he took the courageous step of coming out publicly, and kept not only his position of leadership, but also the support of his school and teammates.  Corey’s bravery landed him on the front page of the New York Times, and he began telling his story to audiences of young people across the country. Read more.