I know it is a tough cell in the crooked Democratic SE Queens and then you have the very crooked Dem Machine, but we need change in our community. Change away from useless, incompetent entrenched elected officials like Senator Leroy Comrie, who has bamboozled the people over and over again and done so little for this community in his over a decade in office in various positions. I just hope a Democrat also steeps up to the plate to fight the fat man.
Jarret Freeman had this powerful message that I am sure resonates with many residents:
“I decided [to run] because I think that there’s a need for us to veer away from an era of complacency within our community and I think that it’s okay for us to say, ‘I don’t want to be complacent anymore,’ and that for me was [when I said] ‘I’m tired of the same things over and over, I’m tired of the same things happening in Albany and I want better’ and I think that our community deserves better and it’s something that I really want to fight for, not only within this district, but also for New York State.
Hopefully we we slowly see a changing of the old corrupt and useless guard of SE Queens, when has been instrumental in keeping this community down.
From Queens Press:
BY YVETTE BROWN
Jarret Freeman, a Queens native, a United Nations member and an advocate for the community is throwing his hat in the race for New York state Senator in the 14th senate district as a Republican, challenging state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-Jamaica). He will be officially announcing his run on June 12 at the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle church at 11 a.m.
“I decided [to run] because I think that there’s a need for us to veer away from an era of complacency within our community and I think that it’s okay for us to say, ‘I don’t want to be complacent anymore,’ and that for me was [when I said] ‘I’m tired of the same things over and over, I’m tired of the same things happening in Albany and I want better’ and I think that our community deserves better and it’s something that I really want to fight for, not only within this district, but also for New York State,” said Freeman.
While Freeman is originally from Cambria Heights, his work has taken him to different places, including Russia.
“A lot of my experience is international. I worked for the U.S. government in Vladivostok, Russia in 2012. I did a fellowship in their political and economic affairs office and I represented the U.S. at different national conferences there and so, a lot of my experience came from there,” said Freeman. “Following that, I was a senior advisor to President of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States and I got a lot of my experience from that avenue and then I left and I now sit on their board and I advise them in regards to businesses in Russia, doing business in the United States and visa versa. So, within the community, I sit on the board of Camp Joharie, which is a camp in the Catskills, it’s owned by Bethel Gospel Tabernacle [church] in the community and I’m the vice-chairman of the board. I act as intermediate between the church and the camp in an effort to get young people in the community involved and doing something in the summer to really have a great opportunity to learn and expose themselves to develop themselves.”
Being a part of the UN, Freeman has helped bring countries together through the International Day of Peace.
“The organization that I represent co-created the International Day of Peace, we actually just had a meeting yesterday at the United Nations and so my job is really to help work in conjunction with the United Nations Department of Public Information office,” said Freeman. “We plan the day from the different messengers of peace, which can be Stevie Wonder or Michael Douglas or Leonardo DiCaprio, to the program and making sure that this is an event that is not just a program, but something that is going to really have a lasting effect on the young people around the world and they can actually understand what peace means because to us, it’s not a point, it’s a process, so we really want them to understand that and get that and so that’s something that I do that’s really rewarding.”
As far as what he hopes to accomplish while if he gets elected, Freeman said that he wants to give the community a change.
“I hope to be someone that is one of us, that’s really what I’m running on. I’m from the community, I’m an everyday person, I’m someone who grew up in this community, but I want people to understand that it’s okay to say that ‘I want something else’ and ‘I don’t want the same thing’ and ‘I don’t want to be complacent,’ I want people to understand that it’s okay to challenge what you have and what you’ve been served for a number of years,” said Freeman. “I’m very happy and excited to have this opportunity to be able to potentially represent my community. This is something I really do hope to do.”