My journey in this great nation started when I immigrated with my family to Jersey City. This is the place where my friends and family live and where I’ve raised my own children. Since a young boy, I learned from my mother that there is no greater human value and gratification than helping others. This is the reason why I have been involved in community activities since 2009. I took initiative in helping our local minority communities by organizing many events, including workshops to assist individuals with filling out their citizenship applications, organizing a rally in Journal Square in favor of Immigration Reform, and becoming an advisor to the institution of Hispanic American Commerce Association (HACA), which is the largest by far small business association of Hudson County. However, I know that my individual actions are not enough to help our community in a better and bigger capacity. These are part of the reasons why I’ve announced my candidacy for Councilman-at-Large in Jersey City’s November 2, 2021 Municipal Election.
My goal as an independent candidate is to bring checks and balances to the current or any potential municipal administration in our city. I’ve learned during my time in the community that the residents want to ensure that they have a dedicated public servant who can listen and act in their favor. This has been something lacking from the majority of the current council, as we’ve witnessed during the countless public council meetings where hours of public testimony, most with an ample supply of evidence, are ignored while they just rubber stamp what the administration wants from them.
We can waste countless hours complaining about the lack of empathetic leadership in our city; but, I would rather spend that time meeting with local residents and highlighting my platform to work for and be accountable to the local residents of Jersey City. I pledge to lead the charge with fellow independent minded individuals on affordable housing, our public school funding crisis, and support for small businesses and residents severely impacted by the current pandemic, among other things. This is why I am announcing My Triple AAA Platform for Jersey City: Accountability, Affordability, and Accessibility.