Chris LeBron was born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, right on 47th Street. The streets and avenues on the West Side and the surrounding neighborhoods of Chelsea, Midtown, and the Garment and Theater Districts are his lifeblood.
A recognizable face and ally in his district, Chris grew up around community activism. He is the son of neighborhood activist Rosemary LeBron, long-time president of the 47-48th Street Block Association, and has watched his parents and family friends fight for the betterment of their neighbors since a young age.
Chris has multiple years of experience as a political strategist, serving as political director, deputy campaign manager, co-chair and communications manager for a number of high-profile local campaigns. He also served as the Legislative and Communications Fellow for New York City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, organizing for equal pay of EMS, 2020 Census outreach in our immigrant communities, and funding for RCV education. He worked as the Policy and Communications Director for the former City Council Chair of Public Housing. This work led to tracking and working with NYCHA leadership and the Federal Monitor.
Chris has served for the last five years as a member of Manhattan Community Board 4, leading the conversation on aid in the Small Business Taskforce and sitting on the Arts Culture Education and Streetlife committee, where he represented the board on the Mayor’s Mental Health Public Awareness campaign; on the Waterfront Parks and Environment committee, negotiating the prioritization of funding for the development of Hudson River Park’s Pier 97; and on the important Clinton Hell’s Kitchen Land Use committee. Chris is also the founding president of the 47th Street Tenants’ Association, successfully organizing his neighbors against an illegal hotel ring and returning sorely needed housing back on the rental market.
As a housing advocate Chris has joined leaders and successfully lobbied City Council and Albany for sound AirBNB regulations prohibiting the use of rent-regulated and market-value rental apartments as illegal hotels. He is currently advocating for the end of the practice known as “apartment warehousing,” which actively witholds rental apartments from the housing market. He also wants to end landlord discrimination against New Yorkers seeking homes through the State housing voucher program.
He is a past executive committee member of the Manhattan Young Democrats, spearheading the initiative to have more millennial and Gen-Z engagement and representation on these vital government boards. Currently he is in his third year as an executive member of the Hell’s Kitchen Democratic Club.
As a passionate member of his community, he is running for the Office of State Assemblymember in the 75th District in hopes to give the people of Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the surrounding areas the neighborhood they deserve.
Chris is not a career politician or an insider. He’s simply a kid from 47th Street who grew up caring immensely about his city and his home.