City Council candidate 42nd District Derek Booker gains momentum in primary race September 9, 2003
(PRWEB) August 10, 2003
P.O. Box 357
New York, NY 10030
Contact: Phil Andrews
For Immediate Release: City Council candidate 42nd District Gains Momentum in primary race
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) August, 2003 — City Council candidate Derek Booker 42nd District Gains momentum in primary race for City Council 42nd District seat. Mr. Booker platform encompasses a variety of issues on quality of life such as 1) Police back on the beat 2) zero tolerance for elected/appointed government corruption 3) premium education with accountability 4) affordable housing 5) property tax rollback 6) lower taxes 7) empowerment zone for Pitkin Ave. 8) a comprehensive medical/senior resident building. Derek S. Booker, 47, born in Kings County Hospital.
Raised and educated in Brooklyn, by Jacqueline L. Booker, a single parent along with my younger two brothers, Richard and Keith, and only sister Denise. I grew up in a loving, traditional setting, despite no father present, with my Grandfather and Great Grandfather living under the same roof. We frequently attended Marine Baptist Church as children, located across the street on Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue.
I attended Public School #83 and #353, where I was an Honor Roll Student and Valedictorian at graduation. I then attended Intermediate School #55 in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, where I received my first Â15 minutes of fameÂ, as a member of a local #5 member boys group called Techniques/Domains. I attended Boys and Girls High School and Medgar Evers College, where I majored in Biology.
9/11 has changed the world and our community, as we know it, forever. Our leadership has to be up to the task at hand, to prepare our community for the Â21st CenturyÂ, but this will take ÂA NEW VISION AND A NEW CONSCIOUSNESSÂ in order to lead and serve our community properly. This vision will not talk about reparations, but preparations for our children, our young folks and our seniors. This consciousness will not play the blame game, but the same game that has been successful for every ethnic group coming to America. A plan, opportunity, focus and hard work. Too many of our young minds and souls are lost to ignorance, idleness, incarceration and death.
I have lived throughout Brooklyn and presently reside in Canarsie, so I see and understand our concerns and see the relationship between the miseducation or lack of, high-crime stats, businesses not investing in our community, unclean streets, joblessness, poor housing, homelessness and our apathy for seniors.
These problems/issues plague and destroy not the community now, but also its future. As your next Councilman, I will bring ÂA NEW VISION, A NEW CONSCIOUSNESSÂ.
To contact the committee to elect Mr. Derek Booker for City Council 42nd District, Brooklyn you may log on to web site at http://www.geocities.com/votebooker/citycouncil.html
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