Antonio Reynoso is running because he hopes to build a community that offers similar, if not better, opportunities as he received growing up in the district. As a recipient of welfare as a child, Reynoso is proud that he was able to advance himself through education. After working as an organizer, Reynoso last worked for Councilmember Diana Reyna, the incumbent of District 34, as her chief of staff. If elected, he would focus on improving education, public transportation, and housing. Reynoso believes that the Department of Education should use the budget more intelligently and focus on improving graduation rates among high schools. He also argued that substantial revenue can be built from public transportation if more people were to use it. As the founder of the New Kings Democrats, Reynoso regards his agenda as progressive and reform-centered. As for CU issues, he supports diluting the speaker's power by pushing rules reforms, as well as rethinking the role of community boards in government. Citizens Union believes that that Reynoso is very knowledgeable about reform issues and, despite his limited experience, would be a far more effective member of the Council than his better known but ethically challenged opponent.