2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for Bronx Borough President

* If there is an asterisk next to a candidate's name, s/he did not submit a profile or record a video.
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Mark Escoffery-Bey
Independence, War Veterans

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Small Businessman

Previous Occupation(s): Small Businessman

Education: Attended Walton High School and Bronx Community College

Organizational Affiliations: NAACP, Jamaican Progressive League, African Diaspora Parade & Festival, AFUS (Africa Friends of United States).

Prior Public Experience: Assembly 77 Democratic District Leader, Public School Parent Association. President, Public School School Leadership Team Member, FLIA After-School drug prevention Program President. African Diaspora Outreach Director.

1. What is the most important issue in the Bronx you would address if elected?

Education and Economics


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

Political integrity and accountability
Unfair Ballot bumping
Unfair political dynasty


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I am not part of the political machinery which does not serve our community. I pledge the love and loyalty of my heart, the wisdom and courage of my mind, the strength and vigor of my body in the service of my fellow citizen; to stand up for justice, brotherhood and peace, work diligently and creatively, think generously and honestly to advance the welfare of the people of the Bronx. I trust in God, I love The Bronx and respect its laws. I will work hard and strive for all to get ahead, but get ahead or not, I will always do my best. I am a fighter that is powerful, inspiring and unstoppable who will relentlessly fight for the people of The Bronx.


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Party Key
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • G = Green
  • I = Independence
  • R = Republican
  • WV = War Veterans
  • WF = Working Families