Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. represents the 36th District, including the vibrant Brooklyn communities of Bedford Stuyvesant and northern Crown Heights in the New York City Council. He chairs the Council’s Committee on Small Business and is the lead sponsor of Avonte’s Law, a bill designed to improve school safety by increasing the number of audible alarms on public school doors.
In his role as Small Business Committee Chair, Council Member Cornegy has fought for the success of the industrial and manufacturing businesses and the “mom & pops” the city’s economy and communities rely on. His strong advocacy led to the creation of Chamber on the Go, a new Council funded program that will provide mobile services to small business and job seekers in all five boroughs. In addition, he was instrumental to expanding the City Council’s Industrial and Business Zones (IBZ) initiative, during a time when the essential funding was threatened and to ensuring that small businesses would have six months to adjust to the requirements of the city’s new Paid Sick Leave law.
Cornegy is also a member of the Committees on Civil Service & Labor, Finance, Health, Housing & Buildings, and Public Safety.
He serves Central Brooklyn as the District Leader of the 56th Assembly District and president of the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association (V.I.D.A.).