Crown Heights resident looks to fill Adams' seat
by Jason Cohen
Mar 19, 2014 | 2087 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rubain Dorancy
Rubain Dorancy
When Eric Adams left the State Senate for his new post as Brooklyn borough president, lifelong Crown Heights resident Rubain Dorancy saw an opportunity.

Dorancy, an attorney, teacher, community activist and a consultant, is running for the State Senate in the 20th District. He will be facing off against District Leader Jesse Hamilton. The district is centered in Crown Heights, but branches out to include a large chunk of Sunset Park and other neighborhoods.

Working in the education field for several years, Dorancy feels there is nothing more important in today’s society. He established a scholarship program for low-income and homeless students, and developed a program to increase the number of students from central Brooklyn being admitted into the city's specialized high schools.

“I think that public education still has a long ways to go to meet the needs of the children of New York City,” he said.

According to Dorancy, schools are working for some people but not for others, which is disturbing.

“There are a lot of good things happening, but the question is how do you systemize it and get it across the five boroughs?” Dorancy asked.

He feels education should not only be preparing children for standardized tests, but getting them ready for college and life afterward.

“It’s really a call to action to begin to invite new thinkers into this process,” Dorancy said. “They should be ready to take college classes the first day of college.”

Parent involvement is important as well, Dorancy stressed, however many parents work long hours and are often limited because of their job and finances. But Dorancy feels with a new administration, things can change in a positive direction.

“If we are serious about parents being partners, other polices need to change,” Dorancy said. “That’s why it is important that we have policies in Albany that are pushing for raising minimum wage.”

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Concerned Consituent
May 17, 2014
Please take note that Dorancy who NKD and Lambda clubs endorsed does not live nor has lived in the past 20 years in Crown Heights. This is not a smear this is an honest assessment from publicly available information. If you would like more info please contact me. I joined NKD to bring transparency to local elections and stop the crazy shit that Vito and his people have been doing for 40 years. This man lives in Mill Basin with his wife and 3 children, owns his home there and receives a property tax exemption from the school tax portion of his tax bill by claiming the mill basin house as his primary residence. And many other shady facts. He switched his voting address a few weeks before the Nov 2013 general election in order to run for the 20 Senate. He lives in the 19th Senate and the 59th Assembly and has a clear but spotty voting record there. Please do some research. I do not want the person who replaces Eric Adams...a man of incredible integrity with a person who does not wish to reveal where he actually lives.