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Caitlin Kelly
United States
New York City
New York
Bronx, NY

Legislator Profile: Andrew Cohen – New York City Council District 11

by Caitlin Kelly
October 13, 2014
Bronx, NY
Overview of Profiles: Legislator profiles were designed to provide a snapshot of New York legislators, their issues of concern, any legislation they have been integral in passing, and how they might be interested in issues related to dance. This information was gathered through Internet research yielding news articles and through candidate's district and campaign website.
Office held: New York City Council
District: 11
Term: First
Party: Democratic
Committees and Leadership: Mental Health (chair)

Office Location: Riverdale Office: 3636 Waldo Avenue / Bronx, New York 10463
Norwood Office: Tuesdays, 10-5, Thursdays 1-5 3450 DeKalb Avenue / Bronx, New York 10467
Norwood Office (Tuesdays and Thursdays): 10-5 3450 DeKalb Avenue / Bronx, New York 10467
Phone: 212-788-7080

Email: None Given

Focus of 2013 Platform: Council Reform, Seniors, education, environment, raising minimum wage, increasing funding for universal pre-k.

Vote Results: 79.6% (http://www.nytimes.com/projects/elections/2013/general/city-council/results.html)

Concerns as they relate to dance: Youth dance programs


A lifelong resident of New York City, Andrew has always had a strong commitment to serving his community. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Andrew served as a legal counsel to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, as a Court Attorney to a Bronx Supreme Court Justice and most recently taught classes as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Andrew's dedication to public service extends beyond his professional experiences. He served on his local community board, Bronx Community Board 8, and was elected by his fellow members as both the Chair of the Youth Committee and subsequently as Chair of the Aging Committee. Additionally, Andrew also served on the board of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, as a member of the Bronx Bar Association and a member of the New York State United Teachers Union.

Andrew was elected to the City Council on November 5, 2013 and began his term in January 2014. He serves the 11th Council district, which includes the Bronx neighborhoods of Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Norwood, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield and Woodlawn. Andrew resides in Riverdale with his wife, Dr. Heather Erhard, M.D. and their daughter Sarah.

Source: (http://council.nyc.gov/d11/html/members/biography.shtml)

Interests: Aging, youth, law

News Clippings

New York City Council 2014: Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen Wins NYC Council District 11 Democratic Primary

City Council Candidates on the Issues: Andrew Cohen, District 11

Battle Brewing Between Northwest Bronx Candidates for City Council with 2013 Election Still a Year Away

Andy Cohen Sworn in for Councilman of 11th District

Klein Scores Endorsement of Koppell Protégé

2013 Questionnaire

For Now, Cohen Steers Clear of Progressive Caucus

Andrew Cohen, NYC Campaign Finance Board

City Council Candidate Andrew Cohen Calls for Council Reform

Ben Franklin Club Endorses Andrew Cohen for City Council

De Blasio Endorses Cohen for City Council
Andrew Cohen (Photo Credit: NYC Council Website)

Andrew Cohen
(Photo Credit: NYC Council Website)

Photo © & courtesy of Unknown

NYC Council District 11 map (Credit: <a href='http://council.nyc.gov/d11/html/members/map.shtml' target='_blank'>http://council.nyc.gov/d11/html/members/map.shtml</a>)

NYC Council District 11 map
(Credit: http://council.nyc.gov/d11/html/members/map.shtml)

Photo © & courtesy of Unknown

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