|Crowley in 2011|
|Member of the New York City Council from the 30th District|
January 1, 2009
|Preceded by||Anthony Como|
|Constituency||Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Woodhaven (Queens, New York)|
November 27, 1977 |
Queens, New York, United States
|Children||Dennis and Owen|
|Alma mater||Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) and Pratt Institute Graduate School of Architecture|
|Website||NYC Council: District 30|
Elizabeth Crowley (born November 27, 1977, Queens, New York) is a member of the New York City Council and a Democratic Party politician in New York. Crowley was elected in November 2008, defeating the incumbent Republican, Anthony Como. She was sworn in January 2009 to represent the Queens neighborhoods of Glendale, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Woodhaven. On March 19, 2012, Crowley announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for New York's 6th congressional district. Crowley faced New York State Assembly members Rory Lancman and Grace Meng in the primary election.
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley has an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Architecture and a B.A. in Restoration and Preservation from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology where she was a Presidential Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley is the first democrat and first female to represent the communities of Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood and Woodhaven in the 30th Council District and the first Democrat in over 30 years. Elected in November 2008 Crowley serves on the committees of Cultural Affairs, Environmental Protection, Housing & Buildings, Parks & Recreation, Rules, Privileges & Elections, State & Federal Legislation and serves as Chair of the Fire & Criminal Justice Services Committee.
Fire and Criminal Justice
When the Bloomberg Administration’s proposed budget included the closing of up to 20 fire companies, Crowley led the campaign which included 15 rallies and numerous editorials. Ultimately the $37 million needed to save the fire companies was restored.
Elizabeth has been a critic of the $2 billion 911-system upgrade titled the “Unified Call Taking System” and its numerous reported flaws. Elizabeth has called on the administration to make numerous fixes to the 911 system including hiring more operators and updating the software.
Elizabeth has been a strong advocate for public education. Since joining the council in 2009 she has fought for smaller class sizes because her district was home to some of the city's most overcrowded school districts. As a council member she fought to have 4 new schools opened in her district including the most recent Maspeth High School.
While in the Council, Elizabeth has been pushing for state of the art classrooms that provide students with access to computers. $11 million in technology upgrades have been allocated for schools across the district to help provide these resources.
The 30th council district has undergone major renovations in the last four years including major sewer renovations, park renovations, road repaving and public transit upgrades. Two major sewer lines on calumus and penelope ave are currently under construction to help alleviate the area's flooding issues. New athletic fields and playgrounds have opened up in major area parks like Juniper Park. The J train, which was literally crumbling down on its residents has been restored largely due to the work of Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.
First Responder Communications
When recent reports showed major operational gaps in emergency communication systems, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley held an oversight hearing with Deputy Caswell Holloway to discuss technological problems within the City’s subway systems and high-rise buildings.
Crowley joined D.C. 9 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. Crowley worked to restore and preserve some of New York City’s most historic landmarks such as Radio City Music Hall, Central Synagogue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
After working on preservation project, D.C.9 nominated Crowley for a position with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) to provide job training services to thousands of New Yorkers with a concentration on the building trades and the local manufacturing sector. After the attacks on 9/11, she worked with CWE and helped administer the $32 million New York City Emergency Employment Grant to businesses negatively impacted by the attack. As part of a small team, Elizabeth helped over 300 businesses stay open.
In 2010, along with Speaker Christine Quinn and the women of the New York City Council, Crowley hosted the first-ever panel discussion at City Hall to discuss ways to reduce cancer fatalities with early detection tools and preventative lifestyle choices. World-renowned researchers and oncologists joined the panel to offer their expertise and provide effective tools that all New Yorkers could implement toward preventing and diagnosing cancer.
|2001 NYC Council District 30 Democratic primary |
|2001 NYC Council District 30|
|2008 NYC Council District 30(Non-Partisan Special)|
|2008 NYC Council District 30 Special|
|2009 NYC Council District 30|
|2012 NY Congressional District 6 Democratic primary results |
- New York City Council: District 30 - Elizabeth Crowley
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