City Council candidate Andrea Veras kicked off her campaign with dozens of supporters on August 3.
The Briarwood activist and paralegal is vying to replace term-limited Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica.
“Improving the living conditions of my community has always been my passion,” Veras said, “and I want to bring a fresh perspective to city management, transparency and leadership to all the communities comprised in District 24.”
Veras, a single mother of three, immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 1990.
She said she wants to get youngsters interested in their education and community events and create affordable housing and healthcare programs.
Veras will run against former Assemblymember Rory Lancman and Mujib Rahman in the Democratic primary on September 10. The winner will face off with Republican candidate Alex Blishteyn in the general election.