The Professional Staff Congress has endorsed Farah Louis for NYC Council District, and urges PSC members in Council District 45 to vote for her in the special election on May 14, 2019.
Farah Louis was Councilmember Jumaane Williams’ deputy chief of staff and budget director until stepping down to run for his office. The Council seat became open when Williams was elected to the office of NYC Public Advocate in February. Farah Louis is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who grew up in Flatbush and attended public schools. She is a graduate of Long Island University and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Her priorities for CUNY are to remove financial barriers to low-income students’ ability to attend college and to increase CUNY funding to hire more faculty and compensate adjunct faculty fairly. She told the Gotham Gazette that she is proudest of her work on Williams’ staff to pass the Community Safety Act, which created the Inspector General office of the NYPD.