Lincoln Restler

Lincoln Restler

New York City Council, District 33, NY

Lincoln is running in New York’s City Council District 33, the district he’s lived in his whole life. Lincoln grew up in Brooklyn Heights and has lived in Greenpoint for over a decade. He’s been an outspoken leader in the effort to clean up Brooklyn politics having helped found reform club New Kings Democrats and beating the Brooklyn machine to win a District Leader race to represent Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Lincoln has deep experience across 10 years in city government, spearheading implementation of IDNYC, the city’s municipal identification card program, and a number of anti-poverty initiatives. He has also served as Executive Director of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition, which supports job training efforts across NYC. Deeply rooted in our community, Lincoln most recently worked at St Nicks Alliance, the largest youth and senior services provider in North Brooklyn. He formerly served as secretary of Community Board 2 in Downtown Brooklyn, and has been actively involved with local libraries, parks, and nonprofits across the district.

A diverse and dynamic coalition is forging around this campaign, which has been endorsed by the NY Working Families Party, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, State Senators Julia Salazar and Jabari Brisport, Cynthia Nixon, Zephyr Teachout, all seven NYCHA Tenant Association Presidents in District 33, the United Federation of Teachers, the Labor Strong 2021 coalition, Teamsters Local 202 New York Communities for Change, VOCAL-NY Action Fund, Churches United for Fair Housing, the leading LGBTQ+ political clubs, Lambda Independent Democrats and Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.