District 44 - Council Member - Democrat
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David G. Greenfield

David G. Greenfield

District 44 - Council Member - Democrat
Chair - Committee on Land Use
Entered City Council: 03/25/10
Represents: Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst

Background Information

David G. Greenfield was elected to the New York City Council after a decisive victory in a Special Election on March 23, 2010. David won a majority of votes in each and every neighborhood of the 44th Council District comprising of Midwood, Boro Park and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, New York. 

David is an experienced attorney who has been working for years to make New York more affordable. Prior to his election, David served as Executive Vice President of the Sephardic Community Federation, the umbrella government relations and public policy organization of the Sephardic Jewish Community. In that capacity, Greenfield worked closely with public officials at every level of government to improve the lives of all New Yorkers. David is also the volunteer Director and Counsel of TEACH NYS, an umbrella group that advocates on behalf of the parents of the 500,000 Catholic, Jewish, and Independent school children in New York State. David’s successful strategy for TEACH NYS led to recently enacted legislation that provides for $600 million in tax-credits for parents of all school-age children in New York.

David is an expert in education policy and a mayoral appointee to the New York Non-Public School Standing Committee. This select committee serves as the liaison between New York government and the non-public school community. As a member of the committee, David played a critical role in addressing important issues affecting hundreds of thousands of New York’s children and advocating on their behalf. Most recently, Mr. Greenfield spearheaded a three-year campaign that culminated in free tutoring services, valued at tens of millions of dollars each year, for thousands of students in New York City.

David is known for his honesty and integrity. His reputation for “telling it like it is” has made his perspective sought after by news media around the world. Aside from multiple television appearances, David has been quoted by national newspapers and is a frequent political analyst on Russian, Israeli and United States radio stations.

Prior to his work at the Sephardic Community Federation and TEACH NYS, David served as Deputy Director of Finance to Senator Joe Lieberman’s presidential campaign and as Chief of Staff to NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind. Before that, David practiced corporate law at the national law firm of Rosenman & Colin LLP. David is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and Touro College in New York City where he graduated summa cum laude and was valedictorian.

David is a proud life-long resident of Brooklyn where he happily lives with his wife and two small children.