NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: Joann Otero | Bronxnet TV

Joann Otero-FBJoann Otero — Bronx Stronger

In this nonpartisan special election Ms. Otero will be running under the independent Bronx Stronger ballot line. 

Ms. Joann Otero served as chief of staff to former Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo. She relies on her ten years experience working for and with CM Arroyo to carry her into office. (Arroyo initially supported another candidate to succeed her and, along with other members of her family, she has donated to the campaign of another rival to Ms.Otero.)

Of the six candidates, Otero says she is best positioned to understand the unique issues facing women. Only 14 of the 51 current city council members are women.

Ms. Otero stresses the need for state of the art technology and after school programming to enhance education in district schools. If elected, she will work to improve area schools so that they can offer a better education to the district’s children

As a former resident of public housing, Ms. Otero says she understands the need for quality and affordable housing in her community. If elected, she will be an advocate for new and improved housing for the residents of the 17th Council District.

The City-funded Video Voter Guide enables the public to see and hear directly from the candidates for City Council. Joann Otero’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 Ms. Otero’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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