1-Education & Family
Honorable Rev. Kayode is a native of the Ijero
Kingdom, Ekiti State in Nigeria. He came to the
United States in 1977 to pursue his interest in
Management Studies and attended West Virginia
University of Technology where he received both a
Bachelor of Science degree in Management
Studies, and Honors as
the Ambassador of
Goodwill from the West
Virginia Secretary of
He also received a
Master of Arts degree in
Keane University, New
The Rev. is married to
Adunni, and they are
blessed with three girls and two boys. Two of his children
have also earned their graduate degrees.
2-Profession & Service To The
In 1983, Rev. David Kayode received
his ordination from the Gospel of
Fellowship Ministries and Church
He worked hard with families and
many communities to interact and
understand their challenges with a
view to linking them to both
counseling and resources that will
resolve their spiritual, social and
After working with communities and
families on a number of community
projects for seven years (1983-1990),
the Rev. increased his professional and community service scope by joining the
New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYCDHS) as an Outreach Team
He tirelessly made a huge contribution and soon became a New York State
Credentialed Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Counselor
(CASAC) and has been practicing
since 1996 at the NYCDHS at
NYCDHS Bedford-Atlantic Men‟s
Assessment Center in the
Borough of Brooklyn.
Therefore the Rev. has been
conversant of all the social,
economic, educational, housing,
medical and public safety
problems that plague our
communities and had been in the
battle field for many years
working hard to combat them.
He has been a social and activist
warrior of the people.
His experiences from working at New York City Department Of Homeless Services
(NYCDHS) has seasoned him and prepare him to be ready to play a larger role in
helping others to tackle their various problems in the society so as to improve
themselves, be successful, healthy and happy.
In 2004, the Rev. was honored with the Special
Outstanding Professional Award by the
International Narcotic Enforcement
Association, (INEA) for his laudable
achievement in the field of substance abuse.
The Rev. has also been appointed as member of
New York City (NYC) Community Board# 12
and as a Legislative Aide for NYC District #
28, in 2006.
He has also been listed on the
American Immigrant Wall of
Honor at Ellis Island, in NYC,
and is presently a Non-
Representative to the United
In 2008, he was honored by New
York State Office of Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse Services
as a Credentialed Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse
Counselor of the year 2007-
He was also recognized as an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug
Counselor (ICADC) and an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist
(ICPS), by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium
4-Rev. David Kayode’s Current
Diverse Services In Our
The Rev. is a:
(1) Baptist Minister
Maranatha Baptist Church
(2) Legislative Aide
New York City Council
(3) Economic Development Subcommittee
Officer Community Board# 12
(4) Chief Operations Officer,
Learning Institute For Employability (LIFE), Inc., Queens, NY
(5) Union Delegate
District Council 37,
New York Social Services Employees,
NYCDHS, Atlantic Men‟s Assessment Center
(6) Counselor of Addiction Treatment
Bedford-Atlantic Men‟s Assessment Center.
5- MY VISION-(A Summary)
Rev. David Kayode Is The Strongest & Best Candidate For
New York City Council From Queens District #28
The honorable Rev.
David B. Kayode‟s
and social objectives
are ingrained in deep
empowered him to
serve the spiritual and
social needs of the
people and facilitates
to both economic and
His mission is to manifest his vision of working with community members to
overcome significant contemporary challenges they face within the district in order
to improve their future social, economic, educational & health conditions.
As residents of the 28th Council District of Queens approach the month of
November, they will elect their next City Councilman to represent them at
Before you do, please carefully consider my reasons about why I, Rev. David B.
Kayode consider myself, (with all senses of humility,) the strongest and best City
Council Candidate to serve and represent you.
The Platform On
Which I am
Running For City
I would like to highlight four key areas my campaign is
(Creating LOW INCOME AFFORDABLE Housing),
(Improving Our Public Schools) And
(d) PUBLIC SAFETY
(Reducing and Combating Crimes.)
We all know that like many other places around
the world, New York is experiencing the after
effects of the global economic downturn in which
we are all affected. However, the City, State and
Federal governments have made provisions to
help you and me during this time.
you are unemployed and lead you to
sources of unemployment‟s benefits, I will
host small business experts in my district
to talk to small business owners and
advise them to tap into existing resources
that will leverage their businesses.
I am going to visit all the Merchants
Associations in my district and ensure that
while they are getting information to help
their business from the City, they also help
all the people in need in my district.
As City Councilman, I shall address the double digit unemployment rate that
currently but unjustifiably plagues our community. I pledge to implement a robust,
enduring and viable job development plan for our residents. Essentially, I shall
maximally utilize untapped business resources available both in and out of our
Rather than allow these ready- to-use resources to go undeveloped, I shall
optimally put them to effective use. A key strategy of my vision is to organize and
mobilize key interest groups both inside and outside of our community to effectively
and immediately focus on tackling the causes of our double digit unemployment
problem, so that TOGETHER, we all can move forward in a positive direction that
will usher in prosperity, progress and happiness for all, ESPECIALLY FOR FUTURE
(Creating Low Income
As someone who has worked with the homeless in New York City, I understand the
challenges that they face. I know even as I speak now that someone is homeless,
not because they want to but because they do not know where to access the
information that will lead them to finding shelters.
We live in a City with a dynamic and sophisticated communication architecture
which poses challenges for people in the community to access information. When I
am elected, I will shrink the communication gap in housing matters and link the
people in need to sources where they can get help.
The housing challenge continues being a challenge in our district and people are not
empowered enough to access information that works in their favor.
(Improve Our Public Schools)
As a parent who has successfully
worked with teachers in getting my
children through public schools, I
am going to work with schools in my
district, community boards and New
York City to give parents all the
support they need to actively engage
in the welfare of the children in
When I go to represent you at City
Hall, I will sponsor bills that will
incentivize the parents involvement
in the school affairs.
I shall commit to saving our public schools from
the destructive and systematic attacks by
community outsiders, who surely have no stake
in OUR community! I shall not stand by and
allow the futures of our fathers, mothers,
children, our brothers, our sisters, our cousins,
our families, our friends, and our dear neighbors
and fellow residents get destroyed by the
uncaring and selfish actions of a negligible but
financially entrenched few, who, either do not
care, or care to understand the implications of
what they do, as it impact on the future of our
There is a clear relationship between the inaction
of people and not caring to learn how to read,
write, and compute and finally ending up in jail!
This is NOT what our community should
represent! We can only fight this common cause
by uniting and positively considering my
candidacy! I AM YOU! AND YOU ARE ME!
As YOUR MAN in the City Council, I will not allow the continuation of the dubious
social misdeeds of cutting off public education to our community members, which
translate into having more of our kids, our fathers, our mothers, our brothers, our
sisters, being sent to jail because of the lack of opportunities to get educated!
The social stigma of having served terms in jail ultimately presents fewer
employment opportunities due to their criminal records. We refuse to continue
going on this path!
Please join me in NOT giving chance to the social injustice of cutting education,
which will lead to incarceration. We shall play more prominent roles in National
engagements and have more of our kids being role models in areas of sports,
academics and politics, in this our great country, the United States of America! This
is our home! And we shall make it good!!!
(Combating and Reducing
I want to encourage people from my
community to be active in the
Community Boards and Precinct
Councils and Community Boards. Once
the relationship between the police and
the community in strengthened, we are
going to have a safer community. Once
I am elected I will be sending
application forms and further
information for you to look at and start
engaging in precinct councils and
Further, I will make sure that your concerns are heard should any case regarding
police brutality occur in my district. I am the voice for the voiceless.
Lastly, as your City Councilman, I shall
ensure that our streets will be much safer
than they have been in many years. We
shall work together to make the streets
safe! Once in office, I intend to
implement my new work-plan to key into
the aspirations and hopes of various key
groups in our community in order to
ensure lower crime rates, through more
effective education, enlightenment, social
discourse, crime prevention, detection,
reporting, recording, apprehension and
sentencing leading to much greater
public safety on our streets, in our parks,
and throughout our district!
The future of our District is in our hands! We all know what our founding fathers
want! We all know what we want! Remember that I can deliver what you want. But
ONLY with your support! Let„s not leave things as they are and have been. The
choice is clear about what to do.
As the situation in our community continues to grow worse, it is getting very clear
that no one has done anything to effectively remedy our community‟s
problems. Yet our children are being born and they represent OUR future! Let us
stand up for OUR future! Let us stand up for Reverend Kayode!
As American citizens, a vote for me is a vote for improvement to the quality of our
community life, such as employment, education, and decent affordable housing.
After I am elected, I shall implement all my plans, so that I can effectively deal with
the twin problems in our district, such as, the growing number of homeless people
and the lack of decent affordable housing.
This shall be with YOUR help! I intend to fix the problems by quickly getting them
onto the “political” table and into the political forum for social action that will
productively remedy these and any future, emerging problems. All my actions shall
be in FULL CONSULTATION with you, my constituency!
TOGETHER WE SHALL DO IT!!! YES WE SHALL DO IT!!!
The Rev desperately needs your help to win this election
so that he can go to City Hall and work hard as your
Councilman and help you solve all your personal, family
and community problems.
You may donate anything you have to his
campaign which may include money,
office equipments, laptops, copy
machines, printers, fax machines,
printing services, copy papers, telephone
services, furniture, iPad, cellphones,
telephones, fans, refrigerator, food stuff,
vans, cars, free advertisements +
publicity and your time as a volunteer.
Donations can be made to “Friends of David Kayode For City
Council” in the form of CASH, PAYPAL, CHECK, OR CREDIT
We do not operate for profit.
All of our expense are public record and an expense report
is available upon request.
To Donate By Mail, Please Send
Friends of David Kayode For City Council
P.O. Box 350699
Jamaica, NY 11435
(Best times: during evenings)
100% of our donations go to helping make positive change
in our community.
(7) CONTACT US AT:
Friends Of David Kayode For City Council
P.O. Box 350699
Jamaica, NY 11435
(Best times: during evenings)
CAMPAIGN OFFICE IN
REV. DAVID KAYODE CAMPAIGN OFFICE
145-40 ROCKAWAY BLVD
SOUTH OZONE PARK,
QUEENS, NY 11436
PLEASE PHONE US BEFORE COMING TO THE CAMPAIGN OFFICE
(best times: during evenings)
USING THE SUBWAY:
Take the A train and get off at Euclid Ave in Queens.
Then take the Q7 Bus from the Street to 145 Rd or
Inwood Rd by Rockaway Blvd and get off.
His office is on your right hand side opposite Western Beef
(1) For The PRIMARY ELECTION, on September 13, 2011, Vote For REV.
(2) For the GENERAL ELECTION, on November 8, 2011, again Vote For
REV. DAVID KAYODE.
Thank you and may God Bless you!
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