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Jumaane Williams (born May 11, 1976) is an American politician and currently a Council member for the 45th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park and Midwood in Brooklyn. He currently serves as Deputy Leader of the New York City Council, and Chair of the Task Force on City Workforce Equity.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams speaks at a vigil for Stephon Clark, the young black man killed by police last month in Sacramento, on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

“I Have No Problem Saying I’m a Democratic Socialist”

In an interview with Jacobinmag, he explains his broad progressive platform — and states “I’m a democratic socialist.”

New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams is running for lieutenant governor on a platform of ending mass incarceration, protecting and expanding women’s reproductive freedoms, environmental justice, affordable housing, and free high-quality public education.

His campaign is endorsed by the Working Families Party, Our Revolution, and the Democratic Socialists of America, as well as gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon. Source