EAST FLATBUSH — L. Rickie Tulloch is the ninth person to jump into the crowded race to replace Public Advocate-Elect Jumaane Williams in the 45 council district.
Tulloch is Senior Director at NYC Health + Hospitals (Office of Facilities Development) and is the Chairman of the Visionary Political Action Committee (VPAC).
“I am excited to announce that I am running for City Council in the 45th District,” said Tulloch in a statement. “I have lived and served our community for 40 years, and I have seen the power of organizing and community-building to fight for quality housing, good schools, and jobs with dignity.”
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Like many in the race, he finds affordable housing as a major issue plaguing the district and is looking to boost funding in homelessness prevention and re-housing programs. He’s also an advocate of downzoning.
Tulloch first came to the states as a teenager from Jamaica with his parents in 1976. He graduated from Erasmus High School and earned both a bachelors and masters from Brooklyn College.
In the past, he served as Treasurer and Chair of the Land Use Committee of Community Board 17. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Flatbush Action Community Day Care Center; Board Member of the Erasmus Neighborhood Association; and President of the Ginger Ridge High School Past Students Association.
The 45th council district covers East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, and Midwood. More than 188,000 live in the district of which approximately 61 percent are either African American or Caribbean American.
Correction: A previous version of this article said Tulloch had not run for council in the past.