Qween City: “New Year, New Us: India Walton Is Running For Mayor”

“India Walton is running for mayor. She is setting out to unseat Mayor Byron Brown, who has been in office for 16 years and has yet to announce his run for a fifth term, currently facing only one other opponent, Scott J. Wilson, Jr. She was first called to create more change when she was studying for her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and working as a school nurse at PS 80, Highgate Heights. ‘The teachers always came crying because they were overwhelmed and under-resourced.,’ Walton says. ‘The children came crying not because they were sick. They were hungry, tired. There were children that were chronically absent or late because they didn’t have an alarm clock or were unable to leave until their mothers returned [from work] at 7 a.m. and they were the caregiver for their siblings.’”

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