Nabaraj KC, who is running in the Democratic primary on June 22 for City Council District 19, announced his endorsement of Austin Shafran as his #2 choice for city council district 19. Austin Shafran also announced his support for KC as his number two.
Austin Shafran stated, “Today, I am delighted to support Nabaraj KC is my #2 choice for city council, and I’m humbled to have his #2 endorsement as well. Nabaraj has run a powerful and positive campaign, and I have full confidence that he would make district 19 a better place for families to call home.”
Today I am delighted to support @Nabaraj2021 as my #2 choice for City Council, and I’m humbled to have his #2 endorsement as well. Nabaraj has run a powerful and positive campaign, and I have full confidence that he would make District 19 a better place for families to call home. pic.twitter.com/CWmaf7XcaQ
— Austin Shafran (@AustinShafran) June 8, 2021
Nabaraj KC says, “Austin Shafran is a dedicated leader of our community. Today I am supporting Austin Shafran for city council as my 2nd choice, and I’m proud to have his 2nd choice endorsement as well. District 19 needs leaders like Austin, and together we pledge the commitment to get the job done. I support him as my #2 choice in the upcoming elections, and I’m excited to have his endorsement.”
Today I am supporting @AustinShafran for City Council as my 2nd choice and I’m proud to have his 2nd choice endorsement as well.
District 19 needs leaders like Austin and together we pledge the commitment to get the job done. @Nabaraj2021 @AustinShafran pic.twitter.com/QRm5CzR04P
— Nabaraj KC For City Council (@Nabaraj2021) June 9, 2021
District 19 includes the northeast Queens neighborhoods of College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Malba, North Flushing, and Auburndale.
Nabaraj KC is an immigrant who came to the United States from Nepal, about 8,000 miles away, about 20 years ago with an American dream. He is the first Nepali American to run for the City Council in New York City, the world’s commercial capital.
KC, who has been active in the interest of the community for nearly two decades, received a Covid-19 Hero Award. In 2018, he was appointed a community board member by the Queens borough president.
Longtime political aide turned public-relations executive Austin Shafran began his career in public service as a Community Liaison for former U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman, where he helped seniors, the disabled, and new immigrant communities access federal services and programs. Austin went on to serve as Communications Director for then-New York City Council Finance Chair David Weprin.