Chi Ossé

Chi Ossé

New York City Council, District 36, NY

2023 Endorsement

Chi is the Council Member for New York City’s 36th District, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights. He entered politics as an organizer and prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. At 23 years old, Chi was elected in 2021 as the youngest member of this council and is the only member hailing from Gen Z.

Chi was called to politics for its potential to combine the institutional power of government with the tidal strength of movements to enact policy and drive social change. Chi’s office works to provide transparent and responsive aid to the people of his district, while utilizing and innovating the powers of municipal government. Chi is committed to meeting the needs of his community, including improving neighborhood sanitation, reimaging public safety, building and protecting safe and affordable housing, promoting local economic development, and strengthening schools.

A third-generation Brooklynite, Chi is the son of a local small-business owner and a hip-hop music attorney. He resides in North Crown Heights.