District 36

Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. represents Bedford Stuyvesant and northern Crown Heights.

Councilmember Cornegy serves as the Chair for the Committee on Small Business; Co-Chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) and on the committees for Civil Service & Labor, Finance, Health, Housing & Buildings, Public Safety and on the Task Force on Affordable Housing Preservation.

Councilmember Cornegy has demonstrated his leadership through his community partnerships, legislative acumen and life-changing initiatives. Early in his career, he served as a legislative policy analyst for the NYC Council.

Councilmember Cornegy has sponsored seven bills passed into law including

Avonte’s Law, and a law mandating lactation rooms for nursing and breast-feeding mothers in public buildings throughout the five boroughs.

Councilmember Cornegy attended St. John’s University, playing backup center for their historic 1984-5 Final Four team. He has a degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Organizational Management. After college, he played professional basketball in Israel, Turkey, Spain, France and Colombia. Councilmember Cornegy is a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and has also worked as adjunct professor at Brooklyn College. READ MORE