Josue Pierre

New York City Council, District 40

Josue will be the first Afro-Caribbean, openly queer member of the New York City Council!

Biography

Josue Pierre is a candidate for the New York City Council in the 40th Council District and a Democratic State Committeemember in the 42nd Assembly District. He worked as a Senior Financial Analyst investing New York City pension money into affordable housing projects and more recently in Public Affairs as Brooklyn Borough Director for the Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. 
 
Born in Haiti and raised in Flatbush, Josue Pierre and his family have lived the struggles faced by thousands of New Yorkers pursuing the American Dream. His mother was a longtime member of the United States’ largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU. Josue was a lifelong public school student and worked part time while earning and Accounting & Finance Degree from CUNY’s Baruch College. He was the first person from his family to graduate from college.  
 
As an activist, Josue has partnered with tenants’ rights groups to strengthen our rent laws and support immigrant rights. 
 
As a Board Member of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce (HABNET) and participant of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (CACCI), Pierre has worked to help minority and women owned businesses to become MWBE certified, access government contracts, and get their funding released from the bureaucratic process. 
 
Josue Pierre serves as a Democratic District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District, and previously sat on Community Board 17. He also co-founded the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club. 

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