Erik Martin Dilan Edit Profile
Dilan graduated from Norman Thomas High School, Philippa Schuyler Middle School, and P.S. 151. He later graduated from St. John’s University, earning an A.S.
Which comprises the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Cypress Hills, East New York, Ocean Hill, and Brownsville. Formerly, he represented District 37 in the from 2002 to 2014. In Business Administration.
In 2001, incumbent Democrat NYC Councilman Martin Malave Dilan of the 37th Council District decided to retire in order to run for the New York Senate. In 2003, he was challenged in the Democratic primary by just one candidate, State Senator Nellie R. Santiago, and defeated her 65%-35%. Committee assignments
He was chair of the Council's Housing & Buildings Committee, while also serving on the Rules, Privileges & Elections, Zoning & Franchises, and Rules committees.
After redistricting, he decided to challenge incumbent Democrat U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY). He said “We’ve had an incumbent who has been there for 20 years and she’s done little with the post. She’s going to have to justify after 20 years of nothing, why she should remain in office.”.
Member Community School Board 32, New York City, Community Board 4, New York City.