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Race Overview: City Council District 48

Candidate Profile: Chaim Deutsch (D)

Chaim Deutsch (D)

Political Party: Democrat
Office Seeking: City Council District 48
Opponents: Natraj Bhushan (CD 48)  Ari Kagan (CD 48)  Igor Oberman (WFP)  Theresa Scavo (CD 48)  
Currently: Chief of Operations for Council Member Nelson of District 48
Previously: Aide to Council Member Nelson, Founder of Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol
Endorsements: Lieutenants Benevolent Association; Detectivves Endowment Association; Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs

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Deutsch’s campaign announcement letter:




Dear friends,


With the support and encouragement of my wife, children, family and friends, I am excited to inform you that I am officially running for the New York City Council seat in the 48th District. For over two decades I have worked, both as a professional and a volunteer, on behalf of the community. I believe that the 48th Council District needs a strong advocate in the City Council and I am proud to have worked with so many of you, to make our neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life for all. Affordable housing, education, safe streets, and care for our seniors are just some of the issues that concern all of us. Together, we have accomplished a lot but there is still so much more to achieve.


I hope you will join me as our campaign kicks-off in the very near future. Details to follow…


I look forward to your continued friendship and support, it means everything to me.


Warmest regards,




Key Campaign Issues  (from Deutsch campaign)


  • Put more cops on our streets and assign an officer to each neighborhood to address quality of life concerns.
  • Expand senior housing options, secure the necessary resources to keep senior centers and programs fully funded and work to stop the under-reported problem of elder abuse.
  • Work hand-in-hand with parents and educators to get to the reasons behind failing schools and keep our children from falling behind.
  • Leverage relationships with federal and state elected officials to obtain funding for the long-term vitality of the waterfront.
  • Help small businesses thrive and grow by cutting governmental red tape and eliminating unwarranted fines and unnecessary restrictions.

2013 Campaign Fundraising and Spending Information (Courtesy of