I had the pleasure last week of meeting Robert Rodriguez, who is running for NYS Assembly representing East Harlem (which to my surprise includes my building – it extends down to 95th St. on the East Side, so if you live in his district, be sure to vote for him in the primary on Sept. 14th). Robert grew up in the district, attending public schools, then Cardinal Hayes HS, Yale and NYU Business School. He's a huge champion of high-quality schools, including charters, and is just the kind of dynamic, young, Latino, pro-education-reform leader we need in the Assembly. He has a great chance of winning, as it's an open seat (Adam Clayton Powell vacated it to run against Charlie Rangel) and a plurality in the 7-way race wins it (perhaps with only 3,000-4,000 votes). He has a bright political future and it's smart to back guys like this early. Below is more info and you can donate to him at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/25186
"I learned life's great lessons long ago, watching my parents and neighbors work hard to make East Harlem a great community. For too long, Albany has ignored our neighborhoods and not provided us with our fair share of critical resources. I'm running for New York State Assembly to make government work for all of us and to continue protecting and improving our neighborhoods, so that we can pass on an even stronger community to our children and grandchildren."
Robert Rodriguez has made it his life's work to improve the quality of life in East Harlem. Both as Chairman of Community Board 11 and in his professional life, Robert has built a strong track record of results:
• Creating good jobs in our community
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Friends of Robert J. Rodriguez
Contributions from individuals, LLPs, and PACs are limited to a maximum of $7,600 ($3,800 for the primary and $3,800 for the general election). Corporations are limited to $5,000 aggregate to State candidates per calendar year. Contributions are not tax-deductible.