Robert M. Waterman, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, today announced his candidacy for City Council in Brooklyn's 36th District.
In 90 degree temperatures, Waterman, along with a handful of supporters and campaign workers, gathered outside of historic Boys and Girls High School, where he pledged to improve schools, reduce crime and create jobs.
Also joining Waterman was Albert Wiltshire, chief of staff for former Rep. Edolphus Towns, who today announced his support for the candidate.
Rev. Robert Waterman earned his undergraduate degrees in social science, political science and communications from Hunter College. For 11 years, Waterman has served as Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Stuyvesant. As a youth activist, he started the Homework Hoops Program, which incorporates mentoring between elementary, high school and college students.