Party Enrolled In: Unaffiliated
Current Occupation: Founder/Managing Direct of MetroFutures, LLC.
Previous Occupation(s): Small Business Owner, NYC Public School Teacher, City Planner, Community Board Manager
Education: Bachelor's Degree- Kings College; Master's Degree in Urban Planning- CUNY- Hunter College
Organizational Affiliations: Morris Heights Health Center, County Executives of America, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Org, Bronx DiVA Talk- Domestic Violence Awareness
Prior Public Experience: White House Director of Urban Affairs, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Two-term Bronx Borough President, NYC Councilmember, Former President of NALEO (National Assoc. of Latino Elected Officials)
1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?
Reforming education to ensure our young people are prepared to participate in the economy must be a top priority. Education has become more about the needs and wants of a few adults rather than the parents and students who have long been underserved by a failing system.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
New York City must remain affordable for the middle class and those who would come here to make a better life. It also must be a business-friendly city that acts as an incubator for the industries and jobs of the future. We do that by NOT raising taxes and treating our people and businesses like the government's ATM. Our city must be a safe city and a place where innovation creates opportunity.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
I will bring the experience, common sense ideas and independent leadership New Yorkers want and deserve to City Hall. New Yorkers have had enough of special interests and the political establishment running the show. Our city is ready for real results and a bold vision for a New York that works better for everyone. It is the mayor's duty to make decisions that improve the lives of New Yorkers. The decisions are never easy, but my track record shows that putting the people first delivers results.
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- AT = Affordable Tmrw
- CS = Common Sense
- C = Conservative
- D = Democratic
- FE = Flourish
- F = Freedom
- G = Green
- I = Independence
- JE = Jobs & Education
- LBT = Libertarian
- REF = Reform
- RTH = Rent is 2 Damn High
- R = Republican
- SC = School Choice
- SW = Socialist Worker
- SF = Students First
- TWS = Tax Wall Street
- T2H = Taxes 2 High
- WV = War Veterans
- WF = Working Families