Andrew Cohen (politician)
Andrew Cohen (born August 9, 1969) is the Council member for the 11th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Norwood, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, and Woodlawn in The Bronx.
|Member of the New York City Council from the 11th District|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||G. Oliver Koppell|
|Born||August 9, 1969|
Brooklyn, New York
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Heather Erhard|
|Alma mater||SUNY New Paltz (B.A.)|
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
Life and careerEdit
Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Rockaway, Queens and attended SUNY New Paltz. Prior to joining the Council, he was a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an attorney. He has served as a member of Bronx Community Board 8. Formerly, he worked for Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, as a Court Attorney to a Bronx Supreme Court Justice and, most recently taught classes as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
New York City CouncilEdit
Councilman G. Oliver Koppell was term-limited in 2013 and unable to run for another term, and as a result, Cohen entered the race to succeed him. After winning the primary, he easily was elected to a full term in November 2013.
|2013 Primary||Andrew Cohen||Dem||8,039||68.42%||Clifford Stanton||Dem||3,711||31.58%|
|2013 General||Andrew Cohen||Dem||15,664||79.65%||Bryan A. Cooper||Rep||2,379||12.10%|
|2017 General||Andrew Cohen||Dem||16,807||84.39%||Judah David Powers||Rep||2,736||13.74%|
- Miller, Stephen. "City Council Candidates on the Issues: Andrew Cohen, District 11". Streetsblog. Retrieved 25 September 2013.