District 37 - Council Member - Democrat
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Rafael Espinal

Rafael Espinal

District 37 - Council Member - Democrat
Chair - Committee on Consumer Affairs

Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. assumed office as the Councilmember for the 37th district in Brooklyn on January 2, 2014. The 37th district covers Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Oceanhill-Brownsville, and East New York. Rafael currently serves as the Chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee and sits on the Health, Housing & Buildings, Immigration, Public Safety, Rules and Privileges, and Federal and State Legislation Committees.

A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Rafael L. Espinal was born at Woodhull Hospital in Bedford Stuyvesant to Dominican Immigrants. The third of six children, he was raised in Cypress Hills / East New York attending and graduating from New York City public schools P.S. 108, I.S. 302, and Franklin K. Lane High School. Following his primary education, Rafael attended Queens College and graduated with a Bachelors degree in English. Read more.