14th City Council District




Maria Baez Fernando  Cabrera Yudelka Tapia

Maria Baez

Fernando Cabrera

Yudelka Tapia


Yudelka Tapia


Party enrolled in: Democratic

Occupation: Senior Auditor

Occupational background: As a Senior Auditor for the New York City Comptroller's Office, for the past ten years, I have learned the intricacies of how all city agencies operate and this will surely help me as City Council Member

Educational background: Universidad Dominicana O&M, BA in Accounting and attended Bronx Community College

Organizational affiliations: Great Alliance Democratic Club, National Voting Rights Commission, Dominicans on Wall Street, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, AFL-CIO-DC37 Local 1407, National Dominican Women Caucus, National Organization of Women-NYC

Prior public experience: I am the Founder of Greater Democratic Alliance Club, I have been president of Parent Associations at a middle and high school, I have worked for the City Comptroller's Office for ten years saving tax payers money while making sure that city agencies are delivering the services they are mandated to deliver

Email: info@yudelkatapia.com

Website: http://www.YudelkaTapia.com

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

My priority if elected to the City Council is our education system. I will help in reducing the achievement gap in our communities. We need to fund research in order to answer the pressing question of why we suffer from chronic achievement gaps here in The Bronx. I will develop programs and work in conjunction with parents to effectively reduce the school dropout rate of our middle and high school students, to ensure their high school graduation and the pursuit for higher education.


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

Affordable housing continues to be a top priority in the Bronx. Maintaining affordable housing is at the forefront of my agenda. I will bring financial support for green developments throughout the district. Green developments can be a major step in addressing serious health issues plaguing our community.


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

For more than twenty years, while raising my four sons, I have been working as an advocate in the Bronx for better education, affordable housing, quality healthcare, civil rights, and immigrant rights. I am an independent voice that will represent our community with honesty, accountability and transparency. As your City Council Member I will continue to work closely with the community to bring solutions to the many injustices facing our community.


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