Brad Lander


Brad Lander is a New York City Council Member representing Brooklyn’s 39th District, and campaigns on issues surrounding affordable housing, livable communities, the environment, and public education.

Lander was named one of “Today’s Social Justice Heroes” by The Nation magazine, and he is a founding board member and current board chair of Local Progress, a national network of progressive municipal elected officials, and is on the boards of Democratic Municipal Officials and Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council. His work has been recognized with awards from the Ford Foundation, Fannie Mae Foundation, Do Something, American Planning Association, Streetsblog, Lambda Independent Democrats, the Prospect Park YMCA, and New York Magazine.

Lander holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, a Masters in Social Anthropology from University College London, and a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Chicago. He currently resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife, Meg Barnette, the Chief of Staff at Planned Parenthood NYC, and their children, Marek and Rosa.

Learn more about Brad Lander on his campaign website

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