Assembly District 35 - Democratic Primary

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Preferred Candidate

   
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ANTHONY MIRANDA – DEM
 Anthony Miranda's Candidate Questionnaire 

Age: 48 Occupation: Retired
Education: NYC Technical College, John Jay College, Cornell University (degrees not reported)
Campaign website: http://www.mirandaforus.com/

Anthony Miranda is a retired NYC police sergeant and founder of National Latino Officers Association who has two decades of law enforcement experience dating back to 1982 that encompasses community policing, internal affairs, and administration.  Miranda has run for office twice previously, for the assembly in district 53 in 2004 and for the City Council in 2001. In his capacity as Executive Chairman of the National Latino Officers Association, Miranda fought for transparency and accountability related to the police department.  He believes this experience will serve him well in attempting to reform Albany.  His law enforcement background has also caused him to recognize the importance of strong community outreach and engagement, something Miranda would prioritize in serving the district.  He aims to improve accessibility of needed services within the community and improve the quality of life among the residents.  With regard to reform, Miranda is supportive of many issues on Citizens Union’s agenda.  He backs the establishment of an independent legislative redistricting commission and an independent ethics commission to ensure greater accountability of legislators and more transparency related to investigating ethical wrongdoing.  He feels legislators should be penalized for not passing a budget on time to encourage more timely action.  Citizens Union admires Mr. Miranda’s passion to serve the people of his district and his interest in advancing reform issues, if elected.  Given his support in the community, position on issues, and the incumbent’s refusal to meet with Citizens Union, Miranda has earned our preference.  


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JEFFRION AUBRY – DEM, WF 
Has not returned questionnaire.
Candidate declined to be interviewed by Citizens Union.
Assembly website: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=35