Creating community has always been an important part of my life.
New Rochelle created community for me. It has always been a meaningful place as
this very District is the community where my father first arrived to from Mexico in the late '60s.
By the time I came to this country as a 15-year-old, I lived in neighboring Mamaroneck
(Mamaroneck High School Class of 77!) and spent the next 26 years there. After 5 years in Mt. Vernon
I moved to New Rochelle, to District 1, and it's been my home base now for 14 years.
With a rewarding career working in community advocacy, I cannot think of a better place to further my commitment to public service than in New Rochelle.
It’s why I’m running for New Rochelle City Council to represent District 1.
We are a richly diverse community with residents from all walks of life. We have multi-generations of
Italian Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans, Korean Americans, Portuguese Americans
and Hispanic Americans with backgrounds from 20 different Spanish-speaking countries….
Naturally, our district is where you will find all the best food in New Rochelle!
Currently, we have here in New Rochelle a tale of two cities. One end visibly has the resources and the support, robust infrastructure development and upgrades, and thriving schools, playgrounds and parks,
while the other end seems completely overlooked and flat-out forgotten.
ON THE ISSUES
Photo Credit: Jose Luis Ramirez