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- Election Day for City Council District 24 is February 2nd, polls will be open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
- Find your polling place here.
- Early voting begins on January 23rd and ends on January 31st.
- Download an absentee ballot application and vote safely from home.
- Learn about ranked choice voting, how it works and how to vote in this election.
Meet Deepti Sharma
I’m a first-gen American, born and raised in Flushing – I’m a proud resident and working mother running for New York City Council to represent Queens’ 24th District. I will do what it takes to build stronger communities for all.
My husband Abhinav and I are raising our two children, Zubin and Chetan, in the same neighborhood I grew up in. I attended public schools my entire life and now as a mother, I’m sending my children to the same schools I attended and encountering many of the same challenges, now compounded by these unprecedented times.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been on the frontlines of this crisis and experienced its catastrophic impact on NYC. As a community organizer, I led grassroot efforts to tackle food insecurity bringing food to thousands of frontline workers, domestic violence shelters, and nursing homes. This is very personal to me as the Founder of Food to Eat, a small business that empowers hundreds of New York restaurants to grow their businesses.
My work has been recognized by the NYC Mayor’s WE NYC initiative, the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and Forbes 30 Under 30. I also served on the Board for the Business Center for New Americans, a non-profit that encourages immigrant entrepreneurship by providing micro-loans and financial education.
Reinvesting in our Communities
In the midst of COVID-19, we need to immediately invest in our community. Our residents sorely need relief, and now is the time to rectify economic, racial, and housing injustice.
Building an Accessible Neighborhood
If we want to build a truly vibrant city coming out of this pandemic, we need to massively expand our accessibility to other boroughs and increase our access to urgent care centers and high quality public education.
Creating an Equitable District
By representing primarily non-white constituents, my mission when elected is to create a fairer, more just District.