CANDIDATE BIO

★  Democrat

★  Currently Comptroller of the City of New York

★  Office developed a tax plan to slash the income tax of 99% New Yorkers

★  Saved the city $200 Million in contract costs for a backup 911 center

★  Former City Council Member representing District 20 in Queens, NY (2001 - 2009)

MAIN FOCUS

Job Creation

MAIN ISSUES

✓  Fair and Livable Wages for all

✓ Create Jobs

✓  Economic Growth

✓  Build Fair Housing

✓  Improve Education

✓  Going Green and Sustainability

OUR ISSUES

Education:

 

◉  Bring diversity to New York City’s Specialized High Schools so that every child has access to an elite education and the privileges that go with it

◉  Pass the DREAM Act so that immigrants can pursue a higher education

◉  Prepare our children for the current and future job market

◉  Invest in guidance counselors which can help our children navigate to college and help more to graduate.


 

 

Economics:

 

◉  Increase Safety for people who use MTA Transportation Services

◉  Improve educational opportunities.  He believes that improved education has been the way for low income people to have the opportunity to ascend to the middle class.

◉  Increasing the proportion of New Yorkers with a college degree which will in turn enable more people to obtain jobs

 


 

 

Community Safety Act:

 

◉  Opposes and wants to call for elimination

◉  Opposed inspector general bill