Assembly District 39 - Primary Election

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Preferred Candidate

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 Francisco Moya's Candidate Questionnaire 

Age: 36 Occupation: Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cablevision
Education: St John’s University (BA); National Urban Fellows Program (MPA)
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Francisco Moya, running for office for the third time, is a former Director of Strategic Planning and Development at Elmhurst Hospital, was a staffer for former Democratic Senate Minority Leader David Paterson, and is a current Democratic District Leader.  Moya is an activist in his community with deep awareness and knowledge about the different needs of the district.  He has demonstrated his dedication to the community by helping start the after-school sports program at St. Leo’s School and organizing residents to go to Washington, D.C. to protest against anti-immigrant policies.  Given his experience in the public sector, Moya seeks office in order to bring dignity and integrity to the office, as well as resources to the community.  Moya supports Citizens Union’s agenda on reform, particularly with regard to independent redistricting and campaign finance.  He believes that redistricting reform is a priority because the current method of legislators drawing district lines results in divided communities that make it difficult for certain populations to receive services, as is currently the case in Corona.  Moya backs a public financing system for state elections modeled on the system in New York City.  Regarding local issues, Moya emphasizes the importance of health care services, public safety, and education in his district.  Moya is concerned that the closing of hospitals in the area have caused increased volume at Elmhurst Hospital while causing layoffs of numerous employees.  Gang-related violence is also troubling, and so Moya will prioritize adequate funding for police officers in addition to advocating for after-school programs and a community center.  Citizens Union prefers Francisco Moya given his support for key reform issues and significant engagement in district matters. 


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