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Randy Abreu

Running for New York City Council, District 14
New York
Election: Sept. 12, 2017

Randy Abreu is a born-and-raised New Yorker who grew up in the Bronx. The son of Dominican immigrants who aspired to realize the American Dream, Randy personally understands the challenges faced by today’s working class and people living in poverty. Today Randy is an attorney who recently worked for President Barack Obama and served as a delegate to Bernie Sanders in 2016. After law school, Randy knew that he could help his community by contributing to public service. And as an attorney, he is able to contribute substantially to serving his community. While working for in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Randy defended the rights of Planned Parenthood from baseless Republican attack. While at the Federal Communications Commission, Randy worked closely on cybersecurity regulations and spectrum allocation, looking at their impact on low-income communities. Randy was inspired to run for office by the grassroots energy sparked through Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

The Councilman for District 14, Randy will:

  • Stabilize the current housing and affordability crisis. With private development and unfettered property speculation overtaking the Bronx, many tenants and small business owners are in need of a leader who understands them and wants to help them stay in the only home they've known. Randy will be their champion.

  • Reduce air pollution in the Bronx. We have the highest rate of air pollution in New York City, and the highest rates of asthma can be found there. Randy will use his clean energy background to improve the air quality, and work with the community to improve our overall health outlooks.

  • Educate and Empower our Youth. The Bronx is full of potential and it starts with our bright young children. Given the resources and tools to succeed, there is no limit to their success. He will prioritize their education by taking a critical look at Department of Education spending and making sure the majority of budgetary funds goes toward helping our kids.