Meet Kelly Klingman
I'm the proud daughter of third-generation Polish & Italian immigrants, an Astoria mom, and a businesswoman running for City Council against our disgraced, socialist Councilwoman Tiffany Caban.
I’m not a politician. I’m not doing this as a stepping stone. But ever since Caban was elected, my kids and I began to feel unsafe, as Caban's calls to abolish the police threatened everyone in our community. This is when I decided to step up and run for City Council District 22, my hometown.
We all know the issues far too well.
Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a massive 15% spike in violent crime citywide, students facing unprecedented learning loss & mental health issues, test scores dropping below 50%, and our current housing crisis is both unsustainable and forcing families to leave NYC. Access to achievement, opportunity, and upward mobility for low-income families is dwindling under Caban’s watch in City Hall.
While we face a decline in our quality of life, Caban dedicates her time to obstructing first responders, leading the fight to abolish the NYPD. Instead of working with the NYPD to protect citizens, socialist Caban believes that our police “cause more crime,” and leave us less safe. Caban even wants to remove school safety officers from our schools, despite in-school violence & felonies occurring at disturbingly record percentages. Caban will stop at nothing to abolish the NYPD, to assure her ideological agenda fully overtakes Astoria.
As a working single parent, I understand the struggle of raising kids in areas that lack opportunity. But now, that struggle is simply untenable. It’s time for a new voice at City Hall. We need someone who hasn’t given up yet on making the promise of the American Dream a reality for future generations, or for those still struggling to achieve it today. We need someone who is going to restore hope for our community, and truly help those struggling to get by. This is why I am stepping up to the plate, to put an end to ineffective, impractical, and unsafe policies implemented by Caban. I will be a fighter in City Hall, and I will stop at nothing to restore public safety and quality of life to our neighborhoods.
Please consider helping me make the 8 to 1 donation match by donating today, as every donation is 8 to 1 matchable up to $175! We need to stop Caban now, before it's too late for our community. Together, with your help, we can give our neighborhood hope again.
Please consider helping me make the 8 to 1 donation match by donating today, as every donation is 8 to 1 matchable up to $175 dollars! We need to stop Caban, before it's too late for our community. Together, with your help, we can give our neighborhood hope again.
Kelly's Professional Background:
Kelly Klingman is a real estate professional with over 20 years of experience, representing a diverse set of clientele throughout NYC. With her background in sales and leasing team leadership, marketing, asset management, and pre-development, she offers unique skill sets and knowledge to an ever-evolving marketplace.
Throughout her career in Real Estate, Kelly has worked with middle-income rent-stabilized buildings throughout Queens to improve the quality of life for residents in buildings that were neglected by the City. Kelly has spent the latter part of her career managing sales and leasing agents, teaching and mentoring them for success, and cultivating many long-lasting relationships throughout the city.
Kelly is a long-standing member of the Real Estate Board of New York, and The National Association of Realtors.
Kelly regularly volunteers with the New Hope Ministry’s Shelter Outreach to aid the homeless throughout NYC. Kelly has also served at the Gay Men’s Health Center (GMHC) with the Church of St. Paul the Apostle and was a volunteer with NY CARES.
Kelly has two wonderful children, with her son playing baseball at ICYP and also representing Astoria on the travel league SB12, while her daughter plays basketball at Immaculate Conception.
Kelly is passionate about expanding Astoria-based youth programs, as they keep our children engaged with their natural surroundings instead of social media only!
Kelly is a die-hard Mets fan and a licensed snowboard instructor. She is passionate about Animal Welfare, promising to work towards ending Kill Shelters in NYC.