(Voter Guide) Margaret Chin – City Council District 1 | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
This candidate statement is part of The Lo-Down's 2017 Voter Guide. To view the main page and to learn about other candidates on the ballot in New York City's Sept. 12 Democratic Primary, please click here. Margaret Chin (Incumbent) Residence: Financial District, more than 30 years Website: Office: City Council District 1 Why are you seeking this office? As an elected representative of our communities, I am proud of my progressive track record fighting for working families, seniors, and everyone else struggling to get by. In the City Council, I passed legislation to increase fines for tenant harassment and earlier this month I passed a bill to end the practice of harassment of tenants by construction. I helped create hundreds of units of affordable housing for low-income people and seniors and successfully negotiated to keep 800 units of housing affordable in the Village and the Lower East Side. As the first Asian American woman elected to the City Council, I