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John Heyer II
John’s early education includes P.S. 58, Saint Saviour Elementary School and Xaverian High School which he attend on scholarship. In 2004 John received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in Political Science and Theology. He then attended American Academy-McAllister Institute where he earned his license as a Funeral Director. John served as Legislative Assistant to Assemblywoman Joan Millman from 1995 to 2002. In 2003 he worked for the State Comptrollers office preparing the Brooklyn Economic Development Study which reported on the state of Brooklyn’s economy. In 2005 John was asked to join the staff of the Brooklyn Borough President’s office where he served as Special Assistant to Borough President Marty Markowitz until 2009. In 2009 John ran in the 39th District New York City Council race as the youngest candidate and received over 3000 votes, 24 percent of the vote.
 John continues to be a community and city leader advocating for all people as the executive director of the Catholic Citizens Committee Inc. as well as through his associations with many community groups: executive board member of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, Brooklyn Community Board six, Gowanus CAG, Friends of Carroll Gardens Library, board member of Children of the City, Resources of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the strong place daycare center, Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen Parish,  the Knights of Columbus, Citizens of Pozzallo, and officer of Friends of St. Saviour Elementary School and the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn. John’s dedication to the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Church was acknowledged in 2008 when he was awarded honors by Pope Benedict XVI being inducted into the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher. John married the love of his life Maria Reca on September 6th, 2008. John and Maria welcomed the arrival of their first child Maria Teresa Heyer on October 10th 2009, and she is truly daddy’s little girl.
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