Assembly District 53 - Democratic Primary

 
 

 
  
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Candidate Questionnaire

PREFERRED CANDIDATE – JASON OTAÑO – DEM ★

Age: 34 Occupation: Solo Practice Attorney
Education: Fordham University (BA), Fordham Law (JD)

Jason Otaño is seeking office in order to better represent all the corners of his community in Albany and prevent favoritism of certain organizations. His experience as the general counsel for the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has equipped him with not only knowledge in community issues, but also skills in policy and legal work. As an Assemblymember, Otaño will focus on creating and preserving affordable housing, advancing new jobs and economic development, and improving resources available for teachers and parents in public schools. He believes that his predecessor did not appropriately represent the interests of the district regarding housing and rent regulation, and would seek to ensure that policies are in place to protect affordable housing. As for Citizens Union’s reform issues, Otaño supports a campaign finance reform similar to the campaign finance system with public matching funds that already exists at the city level. He believes in greater transparency, specifically the disclosure of outside employment information such as income. Given his experience and relatively reform-minded agenda, Citizens Union believes that Otaño would be an effective and independent representative for his district.
 


Maritza Davila - Dem
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Charvey Gonzalez - Dem
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