Trisha Ocona hopes to become Brooklyn’s first female borough president
Ocona believes she has what it takes to become Brooklyn’s first female borough
14 vying for the job, Ocona told News 12 that she never thought about being a
politician but considered her candidacy a matter of “life or death.”
a mother, a business owner, was once the youngest person to hold a spot on
her community board and has decades of real estate experience under her belt.
born and raised in East Flatbush. My mother is from Jamaica, my father's
from Venezuela so diversity – I’m very familiar with,” she says. “Understanding
that is important, especially with racial tensions that is happening in our
says some of her main priorities will be community policing programs and
about to face one of the most scary housing explosions. I support responsible
development and responsible housing, however I'm totally against predatory
housing,” she told News 12.
also plans on making more resources available to small business owners crippled
by the pandemic.
hear their voices. It is not just their vote, it is their voice,” she says.
is the last day to register to vote in person or have mail-in applications
postmarked by. Anyone who needs to change their address needs to do so
by June 2. Primary Election Day is June 22.