Staff Spotlight: Jonathan Boucher, Chief of Staff

Background: Jonathan Boucher, from Warwick, RI. Graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2009. Previously served as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island’s Capital City.
Hobbies: I love cooking (crème brulee is my specialty), going for bike rides, trying new restaurants, and trying to win the Hamilton lottery.
What I love about the 33rd: The FOOD! There is so much to do (and eat) in the 33rd. Between the abundance of parks and dedicated bike lanes (I personally love Brooklyn Bridge Park and I look forward to a completed Bushwick Inlet Park); the great restaurants and bars; and the arts and cultural institutions, there is literally something for everyone in our district.
What are the challenges facing the City: There are many challenges facing the city right now. The issues most important to me are: Preservation of our parks and green space; expanding public transportation options such as dedicated bike lanes and expanded subway service to achieve the goal of Vision Zero; making the City more handicap accessible and compliant with ADA standards; ensuring equal rights for all citizens and protecting our underserved populations from discrimination and harassment.
What am I excited about?: The food. All of the food. And maybe one day winning the Hamilton lottery.