Fighting for

Our Future

I’m Shekar Krishnan and I’m running for NYC Council District 25, my home of Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Sign up for updates below.

Why I’m Running

New York City is facing an affordability crisis, a racial justice crisis, and a public health crisis. It is more important than ever that we have a fighter representing us, who has both the vision and the experience, to make the changes we need. I am running for City Council because Elmhurst and Jackson Heights deserve a leader who will be fearless in standing up to powerful interests when our community’s needs are at stake.

I am ready to fight for you. I have been living in and fighting for our community for more than a decade. Together, we’ve fought for more open space and safe streets, for more resources for our public schools, and against a racist criminal system. I am eager to take this fight to the City Council.

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Shekar Krishnan and his wife Zoe Levine holding their two young boys
Shekar Krishnan and his wife Zoe Levine holding their two young boys

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City Council District 25:

Elmhurst &
Jackson Heights

Simplified illustration of City Council district 25 borders in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst Queens
Simplified illustration of City Council district 25 borders in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst Queens

City Council District 25

Elmhurst &
Jackson Heights

Elmhurst and Jackson Heights are among the world’s hardest hit areas by the Coronavirus pandemic. This was the result of decades of disinvestment in our community, neglect of our health care needs, and overcrowding in homes caused by a failure to provide truly affordable housing for our community residents. We have a plan to address the systemic and chronic problems plaguing us, built on years of listening to and organizing within our community. Our campaign will put forward the most comprehensive platform of policy solutions to address the interlocking challenges facing us.

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We are a grassroots campaign. We are not accepting any corporate or corporate PAC contributions, developer dollars, lobbyist, or law enforcement money. Because we’re part of the public financing system, your contribution will be matched 8:1 with public funds. We are so grateful for anything you can give at all.

State law prohibits making a contribution in someone else’s name, reimbursing someone for a contribution made in your name, being reimbursed for a contribution made in your name, or claiming to have made a contribution when a loan is made.

Shekar’s platform

Now is the time for bold, inclusive change which both roots out corruption in politics and puts power in the hands of the people, especially our workers, our immigrants, and our families.

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Shekar’s Plan For

Housing Justice

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Shekar’s Plan For

Housing Justice

It is the role of government to ensure that every human being has an affordable, dignified, and permanent place to live.

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Shekar’s Plan For

Community Safety & Justice

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Shekar’s Plan For

Community Safety & Justice

So-called reform efforts do not address the racism and violence underlying the criminal institutions of our society, or keep New York’s communities safe. Instead, we must defund the NYPD and decarcerate.

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Shekar’s Plan For

Immigrant Justice

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Shekar’s Plan For

Immigrant Justice

We as a city have an obligation to defend immigrant New Yorkers and resist all efforts by the federal government to co-opt our infrastructure to feed the deportation machine.

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latest Endorsements

New York State Assembly Member Catalina Cruz Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Assembly Member Catalina Cruz

Rep. Nydia Velazquez Endorses Shekar Krishnan

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

State Sen. Julia Salazar Endorses Shekar Krishnan

State Senator Julia Salazar

State Senator John Liu endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

State Senator John Liu

CostaConstantinides endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Council Member CostaConstantinides

Carlina Rivera endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Council Member Carlina Rivera

Justin Brannan endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Council Member Justin Brannan

Council Member Antonio Reynoso endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Council Member Antonio Reynoso

Samelys López endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Samelys López

The United Federation of Teachers Endorses Shekar Krishnan

United Federation of Teachers

Make The Road Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Make the Road Action

The Hotel Trades Council endorses Shekar Krishnan

Hotel Trades Council

1199 SEIU Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

32BJ SEIU

1199 SEIU Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

1199 SEIU

Run For Something endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Run For Something

Black

Black Lives Caucus

National Institute for Reproductive Health endorse Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Natl. Institute for Reproductive Health

Community Voices Heard Power Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Community Voices Heard Power

APALA endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Asian Pacific American Labor

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club endorses Shekar Krishnan

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

LGDCQ endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

LGDCQ

NYC Kids PAC endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

NYC Kids PAC

The New York State Nurses Association endorses Shekar Krishnan

New York State Nurses Assoc.

The Communication Workers of America endorses Shekar Krishnan

Communication Workers of America

NYC Central Labor Council Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

NYC Central Labor Council

Trans Advocate Cecilia Gentili Endorses Shekar Krishnan

Cecilia Gentili, Trans Activist

DC 37 AFSCEME AFL-CIO endorses Shekar Krishnan

DC 37 AFSCME

Unite Here! Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

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Voters for Animal Rights endorses Shekar Krishnan for

Voters for Animal Rights

504 Democratic Club endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

504 Democratic Club

Transit Workers Union endorses Shekar Krishnan

Transit Workers Union

Voters for Animal Rights endorses Shekar Krishnan for

Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

International Union of Operating Engineers endorses Shekar Krishnan

International Union of Operating Engineers

New York League of Conservation Voters endorses Shekar Krishnan

New York League of Conservation Voters

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Krishnan piling up the endorsements;

Civil rights lawyer garners support in race to replace Danny Dromm

In the race to replace Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), civil rights lawyer Shekar Krishnan leads the field in fundraising and endorsements.

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Council candidates propose plan to license delivery apps and end exploitation

“Our deliveristas, our essential workers in this city, are from Black and brown communities devastated by COVID and they have been so exploited when it comes to wages,” Krishnan said. “We need to help essential workers get the protections they deserve and end the exploitation.

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Shekar Krishnan Racks Up Another Endorsement, Wins the Support of John Liu

“Shekar’s passion for the Elmhurst and Jackson Heights community is unmatched and his record on the issues speaks for itself,” Liu said in a statement. “Candidates like Shekar make history for the right reasons by winning progress for the people they represent with bold action and boundless care, and I’m excited to see him bring that leadership to the City Council.”

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