Brad Lander is a member of the New York City Council, representing the 39th District in Brooklyn. Brad serves as the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy. He co-founded the Council’s Progressive Caucus, helped bring participatory budgeting to NYC, and has led the way toward a more just, equitable, and sustainable city. He is a leader on issues of affordable housing, livable communities, the environment, and public education. Brad has fought successfully to win living wage jobs and paid sick days for low-wage workers, protect freelancers from wage theft, reform tax and zoning regulations to create affordable housing for low-income and working class New Yorkers, and to reform discriminatory practices in the NYPD (including establishing the first NYPD Inspector General). He also serves as chair of Local Progress, a network of over 700 progressive local elected officials across the country. Brad lives in Park Slope with his wife, Meg Barnette, the Chief Strategy Officer at Planned Parenthood NYC, and their children, Marek and Rosa.