Jennifer is a proud representative of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Ridgewood in the New York City Council. As a working mom and the daughter of Colombian immigrants, she brings a unique perspective to the council. Gutierrez grew up in a rent-stabilized apartment in Queens and became the family advocate as a pre-teen when her father became disabled, fighting on his behalf to get his healthcare covered and benefits paid.
As a Council Member, Jennifer has fought tirelessly for affordable housing, education funding, and social services for her community. During her first term, she passed critical bills to uplift parents across the city, including the Marshall Plan for Moms and legislation that provides free doula services for birthing people. In her next term, she plans to continue championing the women and families that have powered her district by pushing for universal childcare, investing in public schools, and holding wealthy developers accountable for the housing crisis.
She lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn with her husband, mother, and daughter, and is dedicated to improving the lives of her constituents.