Joyce Johnson has an extensive resume in public service, including serving as chair of Community Board 7 in Manhattan for 15 years. She is the only candidate that has made workplace fairness, “Equal pay for equal work,” a hallmark of her campaign. If elected, she would be the first woman to represent most neighborhoods in the district in congress.
What you should know
Though she has experience as an activist and community organizer, she has never held public office and has no legislative experience.
What about the Bronx?
During the campaign, she has had no presence in the Bronx though she did attend both Bronx debates.
Who wants her to win?
Though The New York Times endorsed her two years ago, Ms. Johnson did not get those endorsement this year. To add insult to injury, The Times said this year’s race had three strong candidates, but did not mention her as one of them.
“I hope it doesn’t fall on anybody’s blind eye that I am a woman and as the Jackie Robinson moment, I would like to see a Shirley Chisolm moment once again,” Ms. Johnson said, referring to the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress.