Sandra Ung represents the 20th Council District, which includes Flushing, Mitchell-Linden, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill and Fresh Meadows.
After escaping the Cambodian genocide as a child, Sandra and her family immigrated to New York City when she was just 7 years old. Sandra attended local New York City public schools, including P.S. 22, J.H.S. 189, Flushing High School, and Hunter College, and got her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2001. She continues to live next door to her parents and is their primary caretaker.
Before joining the New York City Council, Sandra worked as an attorney in a nonprofit defending survivors of domestic violence and advocating for their families. She later served in government on the municipal, state and federal level, including most recently in the office of Congresswoman Grace Meng where she assisted constituents with immigration, veteran affairs and social security cases.
A lifelong community advocate, Sandra has served as Executive Director of the At the Table PAC, a political action committee dedicated to expanding women and minority representation in politics. She also served on the Board of Managers of the Flushing YMCA. Throughout her career, Sandra has advocated on issues that impact women, survivors of domestic violence, our youth and the environment.
When COVID-19 ravaged her community, Sandra organized mutual aid efforts to bring hot meals to families in need. As State Committeewoman, she organized a mammogram truck to come to Flushing and connect underserved communities with vital healthcare services. In the City Council, she continues to fight to bring more services and funding to District 20 and its residents.