A lifelong resident of Queens, Jimmy Van Bramer was first elected to the New York City Council on November 3, 2009. First reelected in 2013, he was overwhelmingly elected to a third 4-year term on November 7, 2017.
Now serving as Deputy Leader of the City Council, Council Member Van Bramer was reappointed by Speaker Corey Johnson to the Budget Negotiating Team (BNT) which plays an integral role in formulating the City’s budget to fund critical programs, projects and organizations citywide. Council Member Van Bramer was also reappointed to chair the Council’s Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee. As Chair of the committee, he has oversight over 200 libraries and thousands of cultural organizations, institutions and programs throughout New York City. Council Member Van Bramer has led this committee his entire tenure in City Council. During this time he has fought hard to secure over $1 billion for our City’s libraries and the arts.
Council Member Van Bramer served as the Majority Leader of City Council during his second term in office beginning in January of 2014 and served in the role until the end of the 2017 Council Session.
Council Member Van Bramer is committed to standing up for Queens Values and is leading the resistance in Queens to President Trump’s harmful policies and actions that are in direct contrast with these values.