About Us - VICTOR JORDAN FOR NYC COUNCIL 40TH DISTRICT

Victor Jordan has worked tirelessly to solve the problem

About Victor Jordan

Education & Achievements

Victor Jordan is the 1st Vice Chairperson of Community Board 17 (CB 17) (Flatbush and East Flatbush) (www.cb17brooklyn.org). Currently, he is also the Chairperson of the Block Association Committee of CB 17. In the past, Victor has served as chairperson of the Education Committee and Land Use Committee of CB 17.

Victor is a former Mathematics Teacher at Erasmus Hall High School and Boys & Girls H.S. in Brooklyn, and a former economics professor at Empire State College, SUNY, where he also taught Labor & Employment law. 

Victor Jordan attended high school in East Flatbush. He later taught mathematics at Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush. Victor studied economics at the New School for Social Research, graduate faculty. He is also a graduate of Albany law School.

Victor Jordan's Professionals Affiliations

Victor Jordan serves as the Executive Board Member for the Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) for over 10 years, where he also chairs the Political Action Committee. (abenyinc.wildapricot.org).

He has worked tirelessly to solve the problems facing the community by spearheading and establishing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Brooklyn’s Community Board 17. Before taking the helm at CERT 17, Victor served a Deputy Chief at CERT 14. He was also a former member of the Army Volunteer Corp at the Fort Hamilton base in Brooklyn NY.

Victor Jordan's Professionals Affiliations

Victor Jordan serves as the Executive Board Member for the Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) for over 10 years, where he also chairs the Political Action Committee. (abenyinc.wildapricot.org).

He has worked tirelessly to solve the problems facing the community by spearheading and establishing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Brooklyn’s Community Board 17. Before taking the helm at CERT 17, Victor served a Deputy Chief at CERT 14. He was also a former member of the Army Volunteer Corp at the Fort Hamilton base in Brooklyn NY.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Chair, Political Action Committee

Association of Black Educator of New York (ABENY), New York, New York

Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, Brooklyn, NY

Board Member & Former Chair, Education Committee

Community Board 17, Brooklyn, New York

Board Member & Former Chair, Land Use Committee

Community Board 17, Brooklyn, New York

Former Member, ARMY VOLUNTEER CORP (Income tax Preparer, Ft Hamilton Army Base)

Former Deputy Team Chief, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Board 14, Brooklyn, NY

The Issues that drive Victor Jordan into action.

1. Education

The underfunding of school in the district must stop. The fact that less than 1% of black students were offered admission to Stuyvesant High School in unacceptable. I pledge to fight to turn that around. Right now, we have no gifted & talented programs in the district. Historically, gifted & talented programs have been the feeder school for the specialized high school. Having no gifted & talented programs in our district is also unacceptable. I pledge to do all that is humanly possible to turn this around.

Because of the inequitable educational system in our district we are graduating students without the right skills to earn the income that will allow them to pay rent and mortgages, leading of homelessness and foreclosures. In many respects having a good educational system is essential for success in many other aspects of our lives.

2. Healthcare

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic the death rate in Brooklyn was 10 times the death rate in Manhattan. This astronomical death mostly affected black and Hispanic communities. This is unacceptable. Most of the hospitals in the district are what is called safety-net hospitals, which means that the vast majority of patients in these hospitals are receiving Medicaid. Funds earmarked for these safety-net hospitals from the state and federal government somehow find themself in the bank account of rich Manhattan hospitals that does not serve safety-net patients. I pledge to fight for the funding that our community hospitals desperately need so that in the event of another pandemic the community will be better prepared.

3. Housing

In a nutshell the housing crisis is caused by the inability of people’s wages to keep up with the rising rent. This is people wages kept up with the increases in rents, then there would be no displacement of people. If elected, I would push for a guaranteed subsidy to everyone whose rent exceeds 30% of their incomes. I would fund this program by a tax on the rich.

4. Climate Change and Public Power

Because of the dangers that climate change there is a need for us to move away from fossil fuel as a means of producing energy. A vast majority of the world’s scientist believe that if climate change is not address it would lead to severe weather conditions that could threaten our very existence. If elected I would push for City programs that would reduce and possibly eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. In addition, I am also concerned about the abuse of power by our public utilities, which are monopolies. Over time, these monopolies have “captured” the Public Services Commission, which are charged to regulate them. Because they are monopolies these utilities company has seen no need to keep up with modern technology. I would support a reassessment of the grant of monopoly power o thee public utilizes.