MARVIN HOLLAND A native New Yorker who was born and raised in Manhattan, Marvin is a resident of Harlem. A few years after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, Marvin began working for the NYC Transit Authority in 1991, cleaning train stations. Over his 25 year career, he rose from Cleaner to hold various elected and unelected offices within his union, TWU-Local 100, including Community Action Director. As the Political and Legislative Director, he works with elected officials, successfully advancing legislation in Albany and City Hall to improve the safety, security, and quality of life for the workers he represents. Now he’s running for City Council to get Harlem the same results. Due to his strong advocacy for labor, civic engagement and education, Marvin has been invited to sit on a number of boards within the community. He lives with his wife of 35 years, Carole, with whom he has three children – Justin, Alizabeth, and Xavier. He is presently a candidate for the 2017 City Council Race for Councilmanic District 9, which includes Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, and parts of the Upper West Side and of East Harlem.