NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: Rafael Salamanca | Bronxnet TV

Rafael Salamanca Jr. head shotRafael Salamanca — Community First

In this nonpartisan special election Mr. Rafael Salamanca, Jr. will be running on the independent Community First ballot line on February 23. 

Citing the construction boom happening on the waterfront in the South Bronx, Mr. Salamanca vowed to that ensure the job opportunities presented by those projects are given to qualified community residents and that those workers are provided with opportunities to organize and collectively bargain.

Salamanca said he would make improving the quality of life in the Bronx a hallmark of his work as a Councilman as he is doing as District Manager at Community Board 2. 

If elected, Mr. Salamanca would be a strong advocate for public education and would actively work with principals and teachers to identify additional resources, and help increase parent involvement in and out of the classroom.

The City-funded Video Voter Guide enables the public to see and hear directly from the candidates for City Council. Mr. Salamanca’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 Rafael Salamanca, Jr.’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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