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About John

Putting five generations of neighborhood expertise to work.

I bring 12 years of government experience to this race, and my family - Brooklyn residents for five generations - provides the backbone of expertise in the most important subject of this election: our neighborhoods. As a new homeowner with my first child on the way, I share the hopes and dreams of so many in the district. I believe in a bright future for our neighborhoods, and I will fight to make it happen.

Experience and dedication

I entered politics at the age of 14, when I began working for Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman. Over the next eight years, Joan imparted to me her passion for service, legislative acumen, and commitment to constituent services. For the last four years I have served as Special Assistant to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, where I've had the chance to listen to the concerns of a vast diversity of Brooklyn residents. I know the issues. I know the people. I know our neighborhoods. I know how to get government to work for us from day one. And I am committed to being open, honest, and accessible to everyone in the district.

Shared values, common goals

My wife Maria, a public school teacher in the district, and I are expecting our first child in October. We're also first-time homeowners. We plan to keep our family in the neighborhood for another five generations. I know we need to maintain the historic character of our neighborhoods, preserve our quality of life through good times and bad, and set our teachers up for success. I will go to work to keep the district livable and affordable for working people and middle-class families, just like my own. And I'll fight to protect the small businesses that give our neighborhoods their character.


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John Heyer for City Council District 39
Democratic Primary: September 15, 2009