Dec. 11, 2020 By Christian Murray
Nearly 20 candidates have come forward to run in next June’s Democratic primary for the 26th District Council seat currently held by Jimmy Van Bramer.
We spoke to Amit S. Bagga who is one of those candidates vying for the seat that covers Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and a portion of Astoria.
Van Bramer is term limited and has to step down at the end of 2021.
Bagga is a resident of Woodside and a native New Yorker. He says he is proud to be queer, South Asian and the son of immigrants.
Prior to the launch of his campaign, Bagga ran the City’s census campaign as Deputy Director, assisting more than 470,000 households in the count.
Bagga says he has been on the front lines for nearly 15 years, fighting for immigrants, workers, consumers, families, as well as Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ New Yorkers through campaigns, non-profits, and most extensively, through federal and city government.
For more information on Bagga, click on his campaign site at https://amitforcouncil.com/