Wilfredo Florentino

New York City Council, District 42

Wilfredo's victory will help preserve LGBTQ leadership in NYC


Wilfredo is a Brooklyn native who attended New York City Public Schools and the High School for Leadership and Public Service. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany), briefly attended Touro Law School, and served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Lieutenant. While in the military, he served as the Senior Officer of the Fort Totten Honor Guard. Wilfredo has worked in community development, economic development, advocacy, and community organizing.

Wilfredo is a Founding Board Member of the New Kings Democrats, Board Member of the New lots Nehemiah Homeowners Association, Co-Founder of Rooted Theater Company, the only Theater Company in East Brooklyn with my husband Kareem Nemley. He currently works for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (“NAACP”).

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