Steve Levin: Also a young person

Steve Levin: also a young person

It is easy to forget sometimes that Council member Steve Levin (D-33rd District), who swept into office on a platform of affordable housing policy and senior issues advocacy, is only 29.

But you can count his youngest colleague, Council member Erik Ulrich (R-Queens), 26, as one of his new fans. On the first day of the new legislative session, Ulrich pulled Levin aside and told him how he looked forward to working with him on a number of issues that cross party lines.

“I’m really happy he’s here. I’m honored to serve with him,” said Ulrich. “Steve’s election is a confirmation of the fact that young people have a lot to contribute.”

Levin, whose parents attended the swearing-in ceremony, said it is a “wonderful privilege to be a member of this body” at this time in his life.”

“I look forward to learning a lot from more senior members and absorb some of their wisdom,” he added.

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