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Richard S. David, a former vice president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, is poised to become the first Guyanese-born in the City Council, when constituents of District 28, Queens, go to the polls in the September primary, and general election in November of this year.

Raised by a single mother, David and two brothers, who, were born in the small village of Mahaciony, on the East Coast of Demerara, in Guyana, is a highly ambitious young man, is adamant that local government has neglected his district for many years, and is ready to delivery real results and change.

David said he was inspired by President Barack Obama’s call to action in 2008, and became a mentor to boys and girls of color in Southeast Queens.

Small in stature, but big and bold in vision, David will no doubt have a powerful voice in City Hall for residents of District, 28, that he said, have been locked out of all decision making.

“We do not have a respected voice fighting to bring more resources into the community,” said David, adding, that citizens’ quality of life for citizens, has decreased.

“We need a fresh start with a council member like me, who can make government work for all of us,” said David, a Hunter College graduate, who organized students on campus, where he was president of the WISE Club.

His journey started at age 13, when he got his first job. He worked at the South Queens, Boys & Girls Club, which today is one of the leading social justice organizations in Council District 28, and New York City.

David’s work ethic and community initiatives have been stellar. And since launching his campaign mid February, David, who obtained his Master’s Degree from New York University, graduating debt-free, because of his determination to succeed on his own, said he will bring bright new ideas to the New York City Council.

“I have worked in government for over 10 years and I have been a leading advocate for the community for even longer,” said the young politician, who is ready to roll up his sleeves to deliver real results. He said he is ready, now more that ever. “This is the kind of change we need.”

According to David, he has maintained robust ties in the community, even while working and going to school, by engaging religious, civic and business associates. He was the youngest member of Community Board 9 for nine years where he remains active.

Posted 12:00 am, March 3, 2017
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Ramnarine Sasenarine says:
What a great young man.
March 4, 4:04 am
Ramnarine Sasenarine says:
Proud of you David.
March 4, 4:05 am
Brijett Faith from Richmond Hill says:
So proud of you!! God bless you .
March 4, 7:24 am
Chaitram Bhim from South Ozone Park says:
We need a voice from your community. Great work.
March 4, 7:58 am
Kris H from Floral Park says:
Proud of you young man, please let support Richard S David as a roll model in the community across the spectrum of the people to inspire the youths. Let's heal our community, rally with this young man , let him makes a difference show the youths to be involved in their community that it makes a difference in quality of life.
March 4, 8:06 am
Jules Doodnath from South Ozone Park says:
I'm very proud of you David for taking on such a big responsibility, I which you great success and you have all my support 100%.
March 4, 8:53 am
Ikbal Sheriff says:
We are all very proud of Richard David - Our Community need to come together and support this young man- I have listened to his message and he is vey qualify to represent this District
March 4, 10:16 am
Sherrita from Brooklyn says:
God bless you in all your doing.
March 4, 10:42 am
Sharon Hemraj from South Richmond Hill says:
So proud of you David, keep up the hard and to help make our community a better place.
March 4, 12:26 pm
Raj says:
He's a Socialist.
March 4, 2:28 pm
Gopal from Toronto says:
HI David . I am so proud of you . Krep up the good work.
March 4, 6:31 pm
Indra ramsundar from South ozone pk says:
God bless n best wishes u will indeed get the support from our community its tough but our faith with u David
March 5, 9:25 am
Mia Khan says:
Great achievement hard work does pay off. Need more like you especially in this younger generation. Best of luck!
March 5, 9:29 am
Azeezan from South Ozone Park says:
We are all very proud of you, my dear nephew. Love and best wishes in your endeavour
March 5, 2:49 pm
Dianah from south ozone park says:
All the best on your endeavors May God give you the wisdom and knowledge to

go on
March 5, 8:13 pm
Dianah from south ozone park says:
Great May God give you the wisdom and knowledge to go on to greater heights
March 5, 8:14 pm
Andrew from Toronto says:
Great job. Continue to progress and represent a nation.
March 6, 5:07 am
Indra says:
David, I'm so proud of you as a Guyanese, my blessing to you keep it up.
March 6, 11:56 pm
Bibi Nesa from Ozone Park says:
A shining example for our youths. May you be prosperous in all your undertakings! May this district rally behind you to bring success in this district. Blessings!!
March 8, 4:23 pm
Harry from South ozone park says:
Excellent job. Continue the good work, I wish you all the best.
March 13, 8:08 am
Davena Ramgolam from South ozone park says:
Very proud of you 100 percent support from Uncle Vish and I!! Go for it!!!
March 16, 2:51 pm
Monica from SCHENECTADY OOO says:
Proud guyanese. Great job.
March 16, 6:19 pm
Anand from Md says:
Proud Guyanese young man.
March 17, 12:09 pm
Sita Liliah Gobin from New Jersey. says:
I always knew you had it in you. Since the first time I as school mate of my daughter from Hunter college .. I'm very proud of you . Keep up the good work Richard .
July 3, 1:59 pm

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