Queens Daily Eagle: Far Rockaway political staffer vies for open Queens council seat


December 9, 2020

“A veteran political staffer from Far Rockaway has pledged to close the digital divide, foster access to employment and tackle racist inequities in the criminal justice system as she campaigns for an open Council seat in District 31.

LaToya Benjamin has served as economic development director for State Sen. James Sanders for the past four years. It’s the latest stop in her career in politics, first as an intern for Rep. Gregory Meeks and later as a volunteer on Eric Adams’ campaign for Brooklyn borough president and a staffer for late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Benjamin also earned her master’s degree in urban policy and administration from Brooklyn College and served as an outreach director for the New York State Young Democrats of Color and the National Outreach Network’s Second Chance Program.”

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