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Political Courage Test by Project Vote Smart

For the past few election cycles for which I’ve run for office, I’ve participated in Project Vote Smart’s on line candidate information site and have answered their Political Courage Test. It’s a valuable resource for candidates, especially those of us who are not with the major parties, and don’t necessarily have the resources to do this ourselves.

I just finished the test yesterday and it is now up on the Vote Smart site. The test is tailored for my campaign as a NY candidate, so my responses are relevant to this sate and my district. You can view my responses at this link  

Campaigning during Covid 19

My campaign is up and running. I’ll be on the ballot after having to rush to get petition signatures due to an abbreviated petitioning period set by Gov. Cuomo due to the Covid pandemic.

As much as I’d like to be out campaigning in the district, the pandemic has placed limitations on my ability to do so up to now. I’m hoping that as things get better, I’ll be able to visit as many places in the district as possible to speak with you and distribute my campaign literature.

It’s also been difficult to keep my website up-to-date. I’ll try to add issues and positions to my platform as soon as I can. In the meantime, if you have questions for me, or want to know my position on issues that I haven’t addressed, please make use of my community forum page “So? Talk to me!” where you can ask your questions. Your information is not made public. I receive an email with your questions which I can then address on the website while maintaining your privacy.  And you can always leave comments on my postings.

Our community has been on the short end of the stick for decades. We have been taken for granted, dumped on both figuratively and literally, and have never had truly effective representation at any level of government. Republicans are just about extinct leaving Democrats without any competition and without any incentive to  change. Bronx politics has always been about indifference, and (as my mentor and friend, the late Ramon Jimenez, always said) nepotism, cronyism and corruption.

I think I can offer the solutions we so desperately need, and that can only happen if I have the support of my community and your help, advise, suggestions, even demands, and partnership in representing our district. I’m not a politician. My campaign isn’t about personal gain. I’m a lifelong resident of this community. And I don’t pretend to be a leader because I know and believe that we are all leaders in knowing and doing what’s best for us. I’m willing to take your demands to the State Assembly and act on your behalf.

Stay safe and protect yourselves and each other. We will prevail and be stronger for it.