Mark Gjonaj is running for State Assembly to improve the Bronx for his family and future generations. He believes the borough is headed in the wrong direction, citing the high unemployment and poverty rates. He believes that the borough’s legislators are focused only on being visible in the community to ensure their reelection while ducking the difficult and controversial choices needed to move the borough forward. Gjonaj points to his work in real estate and his contributions to many local organizations as evidence of his support for the community. Gjonaj supports most of Citizens Union’s reform agenda. He will vote for the constitutional amendment to reform redistricting, noting his own testimony before the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) to keep all of Morris Park together in one district. Regarding campaign finance reform, he supports lowering campaign contribution limits but opposes a campaign finance system with public matching funds. Beyond reform, his top priorities are job growth, quality of life issues, and public education. Gjonaj also pledged to recuse himself from any possible conflicts of interest due to his business ties. Citizens Union believes that Gjonaj will be an independent voice in Albany while working hard to serve the district. We support his candidacy.
ADAM BERMUDEZ – DEM
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