Leave your comfort zone and build bridges with people who are different from yourself.
Daniel Dromm has been a progressive leader in Queens for more than 30 years. Dromm was elected to the New York City Council in 2009, representing District 25 (Jackson Heights & Elmhurst) and serving as the Chairperson of the Finance Committee.
As a City Councilor, Dromm has been a tireless advocate with a proven record of delivering for the community. His accomplishments include:
- $4 million allocated to Elmhurst Hospital to create a Cardiac Care Unit and expand the Emergency Room.
- $6 million allocated to double the size of Travers Park in Jackson Heights, adding much needed green space.
- More than $860 million to build new schools for the community to ease overcrowding.
- Led the effort to enact Local Law 6, certifying that all undocumented immigrants in City foster care get put on a path to citizenship.
- Reformed Stop and Frisk policies – and implemented real policing solutions.
- Passed Paid Sick Leave defending workers from unfair employers and protecting consumers from the spread of contagious illness.
- Implemented innovative and successful open space initiatives like the 78th Street Play Street and Diversity Plaza (37th Road) to promote local small businesses.
- Created IDNYC, the city’s first government-issued identification card.
- Established the community’s first slow zone, bringing crucial safety measures to the district.
- Funded the first LGBT liaison within the NYC Department of Education, helping to ensure no child falls through the cracks in the city’s schools.
- A leading voice in the effort to end corruption and bring transparency to the Rikers Island jail complex.
Prior to his election, Dromm was an award-winning New York City public school teacher at PS 199Q in Queens from 1984 to 2009. Dromm is a pioneer of the LGBT rights movement in Queens and organized the first Queens LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. A fluent Spanish-speaker, Dromm graduated from Marist College and earned his master’s degree at City College. He lives in Jackson Heights.