14th City Council District




Maria Baez Fernando  Cabrera Yudelka Tapia

Maria Baez

Fernando Cabrera

Yudelka Tapia


Maria Baez


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: For the past 8 years I have served as the Council Member representing Fordham, Kingsbridge, Morris Heights, University Heights, West Bronx

Occupational background: Former Chief Clerk for the Bronx Board of Elections. Also served as Administrator for an Assemblyman and Chief of Staff to a former New York City Council Member

Educational background: Lehman College; Monroe College; Walton High School, PS 109, JHS 82

Organizational affiliations: 504 Democrats, North End Democratic Club, West Bronx Democratic Club

Prior public experience: New York City Council Chief of Staff, New York State Assembly Administrator, The Housing Workshop

Email: baez2009@gmail.com


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1. What is the most important issue in Council District 14 you would address if elected?

Quality Affordable Housing/Protecting Tenants Rights: Many in our community have fallen victim to evictions and home foreclosures. I will continue to work on policy that helps to preserve affordable housing in our community.


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

Expanding Job Opportunities for our community.

Improving Education by working to secure resources for capital improvements, technology upgrades, universal pre-k, after school enhancements, recreation and tutorial programs.

Providing resources to enhance senior programs and services.


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

For over 30 years I have been able to work together with community groups and government leaders to ensure that the people of our community are provided with the resources to improve our social and economic conditions.

Since being elected in 2001, I have been able to deliver millions of dollars in budget allocations to improve schools and educational programs, affordable housing, youth programs, senior citizen programs & services, and community and small business development programs.

I will continue and expand this good work if I am re-elected.


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