Wilfredo Florentino is a lifelong Brooklynite, and tireless community advocate. He is a husband, father, and US Army veteran. Wilfredo is a first-generation Afro-Latinx person of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. He is a product of NYC public schools and the University at Albany. While in the military he served as the Senior Officer of the Fort Totten Honor Guard. He has worked in community organizing, economic development, and grassroots advocacy.
Wilfredo is a founding board member of the New Kings Democrats, Board Member of the New lots Nehemiah Homeowners Association, Co-Founder of Rooted Theater Company, the only Theater Company in East Brooklyn, and in 2018 he was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel at Restoration Temple Ministries. For the past 11 years Wilfredo has served on his local Community Board as Chair of the Transportation Committee.
Wilfredo works for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (“NAACP”) as Senior Grants Manager. Formerly he was a Project Manager for Loans, Grants & Special Initiatives for Empire State Development where he managed a $3B portfolio focused on job creation and retention throughout New York State. Wilfredo is committed to bringing equity, justice and transparency in how government works for us.
He is running to serve as the next Council Member for the 42nd District, which includes portions of East New York and Brownsville in Brooklyn. He lives with his husband, daughters and dog in East New York, Brooklyn.