Martine Guerrier, the former “Chief Family Engagement Officer” for the Department of Education who went on to work with then-Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, appears to be formally throwing her hat in the ring for Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries’ seat by filing campaign paperwork today. Mr. Jeffries, a candidate for Congressman Ed Towns’ seat, is currently seeking higher office rather than reelection.
By registering a campaign, Ms. Guerrier is able to raise and spend essential campaign funds as part of her quest for public office.
Ms. Guerrier, whom The New York Times labeled a “Haitian-American soccer mom,” is an educational policy expert who, prior to becoming “Chief Mom,” previously worked as the communications director and legislative representative for a public school advocacy group in Albany.
She joins two other candidates in seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat: District Leaders Walter Mosley and Ola Alabi, both of whom have also filed registered committees and are actively campaigning.