I'm Brittany D. Claybrooks, and I am proud to announce that I am running to be the next Second Ward Councilwoman of the City of East Orange (New Jersey). In 2018, I was elected as District Leader in District 2-12, and it has been an honor to lead in this capacity. In addition, I proudly serve as the Planning Project Manager for the City of East Orange under Mayor Ted R. Green's Administration. As a team, we are committed to continuing to explore new opportunities in economic development while remaining true to the core of who we are as a city.
Beyond my formal titles, I am personally driven by my upbringing in Detroit, Michigan. After spending parts of my childhood in foster care, I was adopted into the Claybrooks Family and then reunited with my biological parents later in high school. I have had my share of hardships, but I made it through. My advocacy work around the school-to-prison pipeline, access to healthcare, juvenile justice, sexual assault awareness, criminal justice reform, adequate public assistance, proper foster care oversight, racial inequality, and equitable inner-city redevelopment is motivated entirely by my personal experience. Although I had the privilege to leave home and pursue my education, I consider serving and inspiring people to be my life work. Public service is not what I do; it is WHO I AM.
In obtaining my Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management from Florida A&M University; pursuing my Masters in Urban Planning and Development at New York University; and serving at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, The Florida Department of Health, Young Invincibles (Washington, DC), the Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - I have become resolved that public problems don't fix themselves.
I am committed to standing on the following platform:
Quality Residential Building Maintenance & Joining the fight against "slumlords."
Equitable Economic Development & Developer Accountability
Improving the quality of life for new and lifelong residents
Working with the Green Administration to address parking; and
Maintaining Housing Affordability while improving homeowner property values
In short, I cannot do this without your help. I ask that you take this journey with me via a donation. I am all in and my prayer is that as we set out to change the world through the possibilities we create right here in East Orange that you are too!
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Curtis Christopher Greene endorsed
“You won't find anybody that will fight harder for people Brittany. God bless Claybrooks?”