Newly-elected Brooklyn Borough President, Antonio Reynoso on Monday announced that he was bringing on Assemblymember Diana Richardson as deputy borough president.
In her new role, Reynoso, a former New York City Council Member, said Richardson, the daughter of Aruban and St. Martin immigrants, will be focused on addressing food insecurity, reducing gun violence, and supporting Brooklyn’s Community Boards and ensuring they are reflective of the communities they serve.
Reynoso said Richardson is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and a committed public servant.
Since 2015, she has served the 43rd Assembly District in Central Brooklyn that comprises the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Flatbush, Wingate, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Reynoso said that, during Richardson’s tenure, she has championed progressive change in the areas of housing, criminal justice reform, education and healthcare.
He said Richardson led the fight on gun violence in the New York State Legislature and recently passed the Community Violence Intervention Act of 2021, which secures funding for state-wide Cure Violence Programs.