L. Rickie Tulloch arrived in Flatbush in 1976, immigrating with his family from Jamaica as a teenager. A proud product of our public schools, Rickie graduated from Erasmus High School and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Brooklyn College. Over the last 40 years Rickie has dedicated himself to his community through his activism, advocacy, and public service. Tulloch is Senior Director at NYC Health and Hospital (Office of Facilities Development), is the Chairman of the Visionary Political Action Committee (VPAC), and was the Treasurer and Chair of the Land Use Committee of Community Board 17. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Flatbush Action Community Day Care Center; Board Member of the Erasmus Neighborhood Association; and President of the Ginger Ridge High School Past Students Association.
Rickie is running for City Council to focus on issues facing our community and to improve our quality of life. Affordability is a major component of his platform – he is committed to tackling the affordable housing crisis by increasing funding for homelessness prevention and rehousing programs, and advocating for downzoning to prevent gentrification. He also wants to improve public schools by increasing the number of gifted education programs in our elementary schools so that high achieving students can have opportunities at an early age. Additionally, he wants to curb 4-days a week alternate side parking that inconveniences residents and leads to increased tickets and fines.
Rickie has four adult children and has been a committed community activist and advocate for over four decades.