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Yetta Kurland Launches Video Ad in West Side City Council Race

By Mathew Katz | June 19, 2013 3:02pm
Yetta Kurland's Campaign Video
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NEW YORK CITY — Civil rights lawyer Yetta Kurland launched her first video ad in the race for Speaker Christine Quinn's council seat.

Kurland, who unsuccessfully ran against Quinn for the District 3 seat in 2009, used the video as a means of reintroducing herself to the voters who may remember her from the last time around.

The video, released Tuesday, focuses on Kurland's volunteer work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and emphasizes her record as a lawyer.

“As a civil rights attorney, I’ve represented New Yorkers in their fights to keep affordable housing,” Kurland said in the ad, which is sprinkled with clips of her chatting with locals on the West Side. 

“I’ve represented folks to make sure that they’ve had fair work environments and fair wages for their work. I've created hundreds of jobs for New Yorkers. I have stood up to the most powerful special interests in this city to fight to restore hospital services. And as the next City Council member for the lower West Side of Manhattan, I will fight to make sure that we have a hospital for our community.”

Kurland hopes to win the September Democratic primary in the heavily left-leaning district, which would all but guarantee her a win in November.

In the primary, she faces Community Board 4 Chair Corey Johnson, who released his own video ad last year, along with Alex Meadows, who also launched a video along with his campaign for the seat.