Why He's Running

Chris McCreight will bring a rare combination of experience to the role of District Leader.  A former small business owner, he currently works in the private sector as a Project Manager in one of the largest Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in Brooklyn. Chris also has extensive knowledge and experience in government as a former Communications and Policy Director in the New York State Assembly.

Chris understands the challenges we face in the 46th Assembly District. Whether it’s the poor mass transit options and overcrowded schools in Bay Ridge, where he lives, or the unique challenges facing the senior and immigrant populations throughout Coney Island, where he works, Chris literally knows every block of the district.  He also manages to find time for community involvement throughout the district:

  • Working on critical campaigns, like those of local Bay Ridge Councilman Vincent Gentile and former Councilman Sal Albanese.
  • Cofounding the Bay Ridge Democrats and serving as its first Vice President.
  • Serving as Secretary of the Bay Ridge Art Walk (SAW) to bring public art to 5th Avenue.
  • Successfully fighting to stop the construction of a massive amphitheater in Asser Levy Park, which would have infringed upon the local community and two nearby synagogues.
  • Helping neighbors during Sandy relief efforts.

Chris is running for Democratic District Leader because he sees that many of the solutions to the problems our neighborhoods face will be solved when politicians put their constituents ahead of special interests.  After the trials and convictions of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos anybody can see that New York is in a state of crisis. Chris believes the best way to make a difference is to be engaged in the process.  As someone who has taken on corruption head on in the past, he is not one to shrink from a challenge. 

Chris is running for District Leader because we need a Democratic Party that promotes Democratic values. He will work for a party agenda that fights to raise the minimum wage to $15, protects women’s rights, stands up for students and teachers, and isn’t bullied by greedy developers. He believes we need a Democratic Party that works for all New Yorkers, no matter age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income or zip code.

Chris is determined to put New Yorkers back in charge of their government.