In March of 2021, the delegate body appointed Kevin Elkins as the new Political Director of the New York City District Council of Carpenters following the retirement of Daniel Walcott.
Prior to working for the NYCDCC, Kevin worked for a variety of elected officials, political organizations, and on campaigns, including former Congressman Max Rose, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Staten Island District Attorney and former Congressman Michael E. McMahon.
Since his hiring, Kevin has overseen the first-ever member led endorsement process, developed and executed the lobbying strategy to successfully pass the wage theft bill, and coordinated NYCDCC support in the 2021 city elections that saw the carpenters union’s political stock rise with our endorsement of Eric Adams and an overwhelming 77 percent victory rate in city council races.
“Our members are why we saw so much success on everything from ending wage theft to electing a huge coalition of labor candidates to the NYC Council,” Kevin said. “The orange shirts were everywhere, and you can bet New York City’s politicians took notice.”
When asked what he is looking forward to next year in his job as political director, Kevin said, “Holding every politician accountable, no matter who they are.”