Born and raised in Forest Hills, Chain cares passionately for the community and the legislation that makes its wheels turn. “I’m running to improve the community I care tremendously about,” said Chain. “I have a immense amount of experience and expertise so I have the qualifications to make this happen.”
At the top of Chain’s agenda is finance. With empty store-fronts popping up almost every day in the city, Chain would like to create a tax package similar to the one introduced after 9/11 to bring businesses back into the community.
The candidate is currently a director in the Office of Legal Affairs of New York City Department of Finance, where she has worked for 20 years.
“I have a different kind of understanding of how government works,” said Chain. “Things can be done more efficiently and there can be many, many improvements.” Other issues on the agenda include public safety, senior services, and youth programs.
Chain has done a great deal of volunteer work in the Forest Hills area, including with the Vial of Life Program, a project established to enhance response in home emergencies.
She also helped implement the Criminal Justice Youth Project at Forest Hills High School.
Chain said she is running not because she needs a job, but rather because it is as a council member that she feels she can make a greatest impact on people’s lives.
“I’m not a politician, I don’t want to be a politician,” said Chain. “I want to do things to restructure our community and reach out to everybody so people here can live with a high quality of life.”