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Council Member-Elect Julie Won Shares Pregnancy Video

Council member-elect Julie Won and her husband Eugene Noh announce that they are expecting a baby (Julie Won via Instagram)

Dec. 29, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Council Member-elect Julie Won shared a video Tuesday that doubled as a pregnancy announcement and notice that she has been sworn into office.

The incoming council member posted a video saying that she is expecting a child and has been sworn in to represent District 26 — which covers Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and parts of Astoria — on Instagram and Twitter.

The video features Won showing off her baby bump next to her husband, and campaign manager, Eugene Noh in front of their Christmas tree before the camera pans over to photos of the ultrasound, gingerbread houses and festive holiday garland.

“Friends, we have some news to share: we are expecting a new addition to our family and I am officially sworn in and starting my role as the council member for the 26th district next Monday (1/3/22),” Won wrote alongside the video. “Despite all odds, we made it and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support and the unrelenting support of my partner.”

The video — set to a cover of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One” — also includes footage of Won’s swearing-in ceremony at City Hall, Won and Noh’s wedding and a montage of videos and stills of Won and Noh together dating back to 2008.

“Eugene has been my #1 hype man, trusted confidant, and best friend throughout this journey. Sharing some throwbacks from 2008 to 2021 – 13 years in the making,” Won wrote about her husband.

 

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The post is the council member-elect’s first public announcement of her pregnancy.

Won, however, has mentioned her pregnancy in a public setting before. She discussed it during a virtual press conference on Dec. 21 when officials were calling for additional COVID-19 testing sites in Queens.

She said during the press conference that she was seven months pregnant and had just contracted COVID-19. Pregnant women are at greater risk of severe illness from the virus, according to the CDC.

“I’m seven months pregnant… you can imagine the amount of fear that was running through our brains as we were figuring out what to do next and how to move quickly,” Won said about her COVID-19 diagnosis.

She has since recovered and will take over as council member Jan. 1, replacing term-limited Jimmy Van Bramer.

Won easily won the general election to secure the D-26 seat and beat out more than a dozen other candidates in the Democratic primary in June.

In her Instagram post, Won noted that she will use her new position to push the city to provide better resources for women, children and families.

“For all my fellow pregnant mamas out there who may be struggling to find information / resources, navigating the pandemic, or sisters who are struggling through infertility/miscarriage— You are not alone,” she wrote. “Our city needs to do better for women, families, and children. We’ll do it together.”

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Does she even live here? Another leftist who will ruin us. Jimmy Van Bramer in a dress.

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Yeah who announces a pregnancy on social media?!

Totally unheard of! it’s this generation I tells ya!

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Suzie

Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared racism a “public health crisis,” in our State. “For far too long, communities of color in New York have been held back by systemic racism and inequitable treatment,” Hochul said. I hope Julie Won stops Asian attack, discrimination and harassment in our district.

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Just another free loader

just another free loader here in Sunnyside for the subsidized rent. as soon as her rent increases she will move on to the next hood. At least Van Bramer put down roots and purchased a home in the hood he represents

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Ria

Julie is posting very traditional pics for the Christmas holidays while AOC hangs out, sips cocktails in red state Florida amid historic number of Covid cases in NYC, the city she represents.

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LIC Direct

A baby will bring her and husband happiness and should reflect on her decisions on what’s important, family, community and the sense of normalcy. It will be refreshing to have someone in office who is family oriented. She’ll realize, as a soon to be mother, that she will want what most of us want, a safer city, clean streets, a good education and public schools for her child, a safer neighborhood. She should not follow her predecessors failed policies, avoid the self promotion and photo ops and put her head down and fight for this community and she will be fine.

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Anonymous

We all hope for your success Julie! Some of these comments are baggage from your predecessor. Chart your own course and you’ll be fine. Best of luck!!

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Mamamia

Well, good luck, but it doesn’t seem like you are going to hit the ground running. No wonder you’ve been nowhere to be seen during the 39th Avenue debacle. Do you actually live here?

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Send in the clowns

Dear clown, do you realise the protected bike lanes in the area are wildly popular? Do you even live here? Mammamia, your stupidity knows no bounds!

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Not fooled?

You’re the one being taken for a ride by the mendacious Patricia Dorfman’s talking points. If she wanted to sell you a bridge, what would your answer be? Be honest!

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HAHAHA

Psst. Your naivety is showing! LOL! Having an address here and living here aren’t necessarily the same thing. Wake up.

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