Farah N. Louis is a first-generation Brooklynite who was raised in an immigrant and pro-union household — an experience that later propelled her into advocacy, community organizing, and ultimately a career in public service.
After nearly six years of service as a staffer, Louis ran in the special election to fill the 45th Council District seat after it was vacated by former Council Member Jumaane D. Williams. She won the election with 42 percent of the votes following six contentious weeks of campaigning.
In 2019, Council Member Louis became the first woman to represent the 45th District which comprises Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, and Kensington in Brooklyn, NY.
During her first term in office, Council Member Louis rolled out an ambitious agenda and spearheaded critical legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence; close the food insecurity gap; expand access to nonprofit services, education, reproductive rights, and healthcare.
She was re-elected in 2021 for a second term in office. Louis is a member of the committees on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Education; Finance; Land Use; Transportation and Infrastructure; and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. In January 2022, she was appointed as Chair of the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Maritime Uses.