Democrat Amanda Septimo Kicks Off Her Campaign for State Assembly

Democrat Amanda Septimo Kicks Off Her Campaign for State Assembly
THE BRONX, N.Y. – On Sunday, Democrat Amanda Septimo kicked off her campaign to represent the 84th Assembly District with a rally at the Patterson Houses in Mott Haven. The event was attended by over fifty excited supporters.
“I am proud to be a lifelong member of our community, and I will be a leader that my neighbors can rely on to fight for them in Albany. For too long, the status quo has remained unchanged and unchallenged. The South Bronx deserves new leadership in the Assembly. I will work to improve educational opportunities for our students, make our community safer, and find truly affordable solutions to the housing crisis,” said Septimo.
Amanda’s campaign platform focuses on delivering change in several key areas, including affordable housing, education, mass transit, the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and community safety.

Democrat Amanda Septimo addresses supporters at her campaign kick-off event on Sunday

“Throughout my life, I have seen the power of this community, and I want to do everything I can to help it thrive. I have the experience and drive to make a real difference in Albany and deliver results for the South Bronx. The Bronx is strong, and I am ready to a powerful voice for our community in the Assembly,” concluded Septimo.  
Born and raised in the South Bronx, Amanda Septimo has been involved in community activism since she was teenager as a member of A.C.T.I.O.N., The Point Community Development Corporation’s teen activism platform. She has worked with the Legal Aid Society, with a specific focus on cases involving domestic violence and Spanish-speaking immigrants. She also worked as the District Director for Congressman José E. Serrano (D-15th Congressional District), making her one of the youngest-serving senior staffers in Congress. Most recently, Amanda worked to help working and middle-class families by fighting for stronger worker protections with the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators.
The 84th District includes Mott Haven, Port Morris, Melrose, The Hub, Longwood, Concourse, Highbridge, and Hunts Point. The Primary Election will be on Thursday, September 13th.
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