NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: J. Loren Russell | Bronxnet TV

J Loren RussellJ. Loren Russell — Rebuilding Our BX

In this nonpartisan special election for City Council, Mr. J. Loren Russell will be running under the independent Rebuilding Our BX ballot line.

Mr. Russell is an associate minister at Goodwill Baptist Church and Greater Universal Baptist Church. His professional experience also includes starting a financial planning services company, JLR Financial Services Co., in 1989. Rev. Russell has billed his campaign as one based on “Compassion, Commitment, and Competence.”

Russell said he would focus on economic development, education and foster care if elected. He also said he wanted to improve the relationship between the community and law enforcement. “Police have to be shown how to work with the community, and the community needs to understand how to work with the police,” he said.

Creating jobs and new businesses is a central theme in his campaign. Rev. Russell recently launched a six-week managerial training program jobs for individuals hoping to work for McDonald’s Restaurants or other employers.

If elected, Rev. Russell pledged to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and residents.

The City-funded Video Voter Guide enables the public to see and hear directly from the candidates for City Council. Mr. Russell’s video message airs at the times listed below.

Air Date/Times — Cablevision (Ch 67)/Verizon FiOS (Ch 33)

Sunday,  February 21 8:00am, 12:00pm & 6:30pm
Monday, February 22 1:00pm, 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 23 3:00am, 4:00am & 4:00pm

As a community service, The Bronx Chronicle is running J. Loren Russell’s video message here:


Polls will be open on Tuesday, February 23, from 6 AM to 9 PM. Voters can find out where to vote using the NYC Board of Elections poll site locator by clicking here.


The 17th Council district includes the neighborhoods of Longwood, Hunts Point, Concourse, Concourse Village, Crotona Park, Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven, North Brother Island, Port Morris, and Soundview.

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