David Greenfield, a Georgetown educated lawyer, is running for reelection to the city council in Brooklyn’s 44th district. This newspaper feels he is the best man or the job.
Greenfield was initially elected in 2012, when he won a majority of the votes in each Midwood, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst neighborhood he ran in. he secured the support of names as notable as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former Mayor Ed Koch, and Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Mr. Greenfield is considered an expert in educational policy, and he was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the New York Non Public School Standing committee. This body serves as a liaison between New York private schools and the city government. In this capacity, Greenfield launched a three-year campaign to provide free tutoring services to thousands of New York students. Greenfield was also elected by his Brooklyn colleagues to co-chair the Brooklyn delegation and serve as their representative on the Budget Negotiating Team of the New York City Council
In addition to his work as a mayoral appointee, Mr. Greenfield also volunteers his time as the director of the TEACH NYS, a group that advocates on behalf of the parents of 50 thousand Jewish, Catholic, and independent students in New York State. Mr. Greenfield successfully orchestrated the passing of legislation awarding $600 million in tax credits to private school parents.
Prior to his election to the city council, Greenfield served as Executive Vice President of the Sephardic Community Federation, where he represented the Sephardic community in public policy issues. He also served as the Deputy Director of Finance in Senator Joe Lieberman’s presidential campaign and as Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s Chief of Staff.
Greenfield has appeared as a commentator on many national news shows including Fox & Friends  and is a frequent political commentator in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal among other national newspapers. Greenfield also hosts a popular weekly audio show Inside Politics on the Jewish news site Yeshiva World News, with thousands of listeners and is a regular guest on the weekly Thursday night Nachum Segal radio show.
Before his entrance into public policy, Greenfield worked at the national law firm Rosenman and Colin LLP.
The choice for the City Council seat in Brooklyn’s 44th district is simple. The Jewish Voice urges our readers to cast their ballot for David Greenfield.