Jumaane D. Williams represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. He was elected in 2009, and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Williams currently serves as Deputy Leader of the New York City Council. He is also co-chair of the Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence and the Taskforce on City Workforce Equity, and a founding member of the Progressive Caucus, and is a member of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus.
A first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage, he is a proud product of the City’s public school system and an advocate for affordable housing, anti-gun violence measures, fair policing, equity, and social justice.