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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.

Andrew Cohen
Member of the New York City Council from the 11th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byG. Oliver Koppell
Personal details
Born (1969-08-09) August 9, 1969 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dr. Heather Erhard
Alma materSUNY New Paltz (B.A.)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
WebsiteOfficial website


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.[1] He has served as a member of Bronx Community Board 8.[2] 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.

Election historyEdit

New York City Council: District 11
Election Candidate Party Votes Pct Candidate Party Votes Pct
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%


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  2. ^ Miller, Stephen. "City Council Candidates on the Issues: Andrew Cohen, District 11". Streetsblog. Retrieved 25 September 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
G. Oliver Koppell
New York City Council, 11th District