Felicia Singh, the daughter of a Guyanese-born mother, and a Punjabi father is a Democratic nominee for the Nov. 2, General Election for the New York City Council District 32 seat, that has become term-limited.
Singh, an educator and the first in her family to earn a high school diploma and college degree, is running on a platform, that centers on education equality and environmental justice. She is committed to the priorities of fully funding public schools, supporting small businesses and workers, climate and environmental resilience and accessible transportation.
The young woman whose career has been grounded in her firm commitment to empowering communities, including two years of volunteer work in China with the Peace Corps, spearheading voter registration drives and community service projects as vice-president of Our Neighbors Civic Association of Ozone Park, was endorsed by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Richards said, “we need a leader in the city council that will be ready on day one to fight to ensure the voters of the 32nd council district are getting their fair share of educational resources, infrastructure upgrades, and a just COVID recovery.”
“I am supporting Singh, because I know she’ll put the needs of people over politics,” said Richards.
Singh, who was elected to serve as a member of the Assembly District 23’s County Committee and in 2020 served as a member of the Southeast Queens Complete Count Committee, where she worked alongside local leader and the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure communities like hers were both fully counted an allocated sufficient funding.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is among over 50 elected officials, district leaders, and community and labor organizations, that endorsed Singh.
According to reports, the District Council 32 race, is highly considered the most competitive race in New York City, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-1.
In a statement, Singh says she is proud to have the endorsement of Queens borough president Donovan Richards. “We share the priorities of supporting our working-class neighbors and address root and systemic causes of struggle and suffering in our communities. I’m proud of the coalition we’ve built during the primary, and excited about how it continues to flow,” she added.
Singh, whose campaign is rooted in organizing, and committed to centering the most marginalized voices in the district, hopes to win the district that encompasses parts of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach and Woodhaven.
The district was represented by Republican Eric Ulrich since 2009.