KTB Political Roundtable: Natraj Bhushan
Courtesy of Decide NYC:
About the Candidate
Natraj Bhushan is a lifelong resident of Brighton Beach. He has previously worked as an attorney and co-founded Green Clearinghouse, Inc. a non-profit corporation aimed at improving access to green technologies for underserved communities. Bhushan has emphasized his previous experience working with three current city council members – noting that he is the only candidate running in the 48th district to have done so.
Key Campaign Issues
Pledged to offer free legal programs like estate planning and immigration services.
Pledged to offer free tax advice and tech support for small businesses.
Pledged to offer free career training workshops for students and residents who want hands-on experience and vocational training .
Pledged to offer free peer-to-peer professional mentorship programs to support and build a healthy foundation for today’s children.
Pledged to expand the service hours of the city council office in District 48, as well as expanding the number of staffers fluent in languages prominent in the community.
Pledged to expand District 48′s website and make it more interactive and user-friendly – allowing residents to share their opinion and discuss issues important to them.
From the Candidate
In an interview with India Abroad, Bhushan states: “if elected, I endeavor to fight for many of the quality of life issues that affect my community. These areas include fighting for local tax breaks for small businesses and homeowners, creating more affordable housing, education reform at the K-12 level and at the high school level, establishing a professional mentor program for high school and college students, continued advocacy towards comprehensive immigration reform, and securing and/or preserving financial resources for seniors and senior centers in the district.”
As an attorney, I have always zealously fought for and championed the rights of my fellow neighbors, friends, family and small-business owners,” – Voices of New York profile