"I have been a Coney Island resident for the last 20 years.
This is where my home is and this is where I am raising my family.
I am not a politician. I’m a full time registered architect and a hands on Mom.
I’ve never been privileged or had generational wealth. I have been working since I was a teenager, rarely taking time off from work
Like many New Yorkers who came before us, we were first generation immigrants who had to start from scratch. Like many of you, I worked two jobs with long hours and on weekends, while attending English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at night. I know what it is like to live without heat in a cold season, to have windows broken by bullets in the middle of a winter night, to being attacked and fighting for your life and being ridiculed because of your accent or for being from a different country.
You may be wondering why I decided to run for office. The right to vote is very important to me. But last year I was denied it when a poll worker gave me an incorrect ballot with candidates for the wrong City Council primary race. I was told there was nothing that could be done to rectify the situation. I was very upset because this meant that I was denied the right to vote for the candidates who were running in my district. I was determined to make sure that this did not happen to other people. After some research, I discovered that every Assembly District has two unpaid District Leader seats. One of a District Leader’s main responsibilities is to make sure that voting rights are protected and that the process runs smoothly.
This year I decided to run for a District Leader.
Give a voice to everyone in the community. As a professional architect, I know how important it is for the residents of our fast-growing community to play a role in new developments. Low income and senior housing, more parks, street beautifications and community services should be a part of new developments.
Listen to the residents of this district and organize meetings and events to address issues impacting our quality of life. Address our issues with the elected officials and monitor progress.
Engage the community to participate in local elections and work to open more voting sites. Southern Brooklyn has had dismayingly low Democratic voter turnout in recent elections. Many seniors are unable to vote because over the years, numerous polling places have closed.
Work with organizations that serve under represented local immigrants and minorities to encourage voting.
Educate and inform people about District Leader roles and responsibilities. A few months ago, I didn't know what a District Leader was and what his/her responsibilities were. I would like to educate people and explain that District Leaders should be elected by the people they represent, not appointed by other politicians.
The residents of our fast growing community should be part of the new developments - low income housing, parks and streets beautifications, community services should be a part of new urban development program
As a Russian speaking immigrant who came with my multicultural family to Coney Island 20 years ago, I have been a relentless advocate helping pass legislation around train noise pollution, organizing anti-bullying efforts and leading neighborhood beautification projects. Early in 2021 I was named a co-chair of the AD46 Advisory Committee, formed by Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus. Together with other members I advised the Assemblymember on policy priorities and worked on various community issues, including street and beach clean-ups, environmental protection efforts related to the Coney Island Creek and other community events.
You can count on my the dedication of this community. There is always room for improvement, and I know I can support our district in the areas we are struggling. I will improve the quality of life while creating an opportunities get more attention to our issues.
Help me win this election so I can get to work! Handing out flyers, phone banks, and donations are all great ways to help, but I also want to hear from you! Together, I believe we can find the solutions so our district can improve. Please, reach out and get involved!
I am excited to endorse Angela Kravtchenko's campaign for Female District Leader for the 46th Assembly District. Angela is a grass-roots community activist who can always be found on the front lines fighting for her neighbors and speaking up for what's right. She’s a natural born leader who brings intelligence and heart to her work. Her refreshing honesty and enthusiasm for the political process is contagious and I am confident that she will use this position to create a ripple wave of civic engagement and political action across our Southern Brooklyn communities.
In order for this country to move forward, we need strong leadership beginning at our core, the community. I spent time with Angela Kravtchenko and was so impressed with her vision, her energy. Angela is an Architect who is vested in Southern Brooklyn. She lives here with her family and understands the needs as well as the problems of our communities. We need a leader who knows how to draft a blueprint that will take us into the future while creating beneficial changes that can raise the quality of life for all of us.
Angela is a natural leader and has a unique ability to find innovative solutions to common issues. She has what it takes to bring a positive change to the political process
Clearly, Angela Kravtchenko believes in designing a better community for all of its residents and that starts with building on the strong foundation she has already started in Assembly District 46! This is why, without hesitation and as a representative of AIA Brooklyn, I fully support Angela Kravtchenko in her campaign to become your next district leader.
“Members of New Kings Democrats voted to endorse Angela Kravtchenko for District Leader after she described her activism and her strong connection to her community in Coney Island. We are excited to support her and other candidates for District Leader as part of our Brooklyn Can't Wait campaign. These candidates will bring new perspectives and a commitment to transparency to our Brooklyn Democratic Party,” said Tony Melone, the Communications Director of New Kings Democrats.
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