Helen takes a selfie with the kids of the Young People's Chorus (December 6, 2014). Credit: Stephanie Berger
It is an honor to serve the residents of District 6 in the City Council. Over the last few years, we’ve worked together on issues critical to the Upper West Side and all of New York City.
Last year my office served more constituents than any other Council office. We've helped people stay in their homes — linking them to a lawyer or city subsidies; we've gotten potholes fixed and trees planted; and we've developed relationships with our city agencies so our residents can access information and services promptly.
Our efforts at City Hall include rooting out waste in City government, passing economic and social justice legislation, and fighting for government transparency. As the Co-Chair of the Women's Caucus, I'm determined to bring more women into elected office.
In 2013 I was elected into office by more voters and with more low dollar donations than any City Council candidate citywide.