CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELIZABETH CROWLEY & HELEN ROSENTHAL ENDORSE AMANDA FARIAS FOR CITY COUNCIL

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ELIZABETH CROWLEY & HELEN ROSENTHAL ENDORSE AMANDA FARIAS FOR CITY COUNCIL

Highlighting Farias’s Commitment to Improve Jobs, Education and Affordable Housing

(Bronx, NY) City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Helen Rosenthal announced their support of Amanda Farias, 18th District City Council Candidate. Farias continues to build support in her bid to become the next City Council Member of the 18th District, which includes Parkchester, Soundview, Castle Hill, Clason Point, Harding Park

“Amanda Farias is smart, hard-working, compassionate, community-oriented and dedicated to making a difference in our City,” Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said. “I have personally gotten to know Amanda over the last four years as my Director of Special Projects and can tell you firsthand that she has the knowledge, expertise, and the drive needed to be a tireless advocate for the residents of the 18th Council District, and that’s why I proudly endorse her candidacy for City Council.”

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“I am truly honored to have the support of my mentor Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, who has been an outstanding representative for the people of Queens,” Amanda Farias, 18th District City Council Candidate said. “Council Member Crowley is a strong representative and has always been a champion of the middle class and working families. She has fought to improve the quality of education, increase public safety, and provide equal opportunities for all throughout Queens and New York City. I know that the Council Member’s backing will be crucial in my campaign and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with her when I take office.”

“I am proud to support Amanda, because the people of the Bronx deserve a representative who is hardworking and has the best interest of their community,” Council Member Helen Rosenthal said. “I am also confident that she will be a dynamic force at City Hall. She has proposed innovative ways to advance educational and economic opportunities for her constituents. And she understands the importance of creating an environment where small businesses can continue to expand and thrive.”

“Council Member Helen Rosenthal is a dedicated public servant who has fought for the fair treatment of the diverse families in her community,” Amanda Farias, 18th District City Council Candidate said. “I am honored to have the Council Member’s support, and I look forward to working with her to continue our efforts to expand affordable housing, protect the rights of seniors, and provide immigrant communities with the tools they need to achieve the American Dream.”

More on Eighteenth City Council District Candidate Amanda Farias:

  • Amanda Farias is a lifelong Bronxite with a passion for public service. Born and raised in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, Amanda is a second generation Puerto Rican-Dominican who understands firsthand the hardships of living in one of the most underserved areas of the United States. Born the oldest of three children in a single parent household, Amanda learned at an early age the value of hard work as she helped to support her family.
  • For several years, Amanda managed the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, where she organized campaigns around equal pay, women’s healthcare services, and providing more opportunities for Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).
  • Amanda also served as the Director for Participatory Budgeting for Council District 30, where she spearheaded the allocation of over one million dollars in capital funds, as voted on by thousands of local residents, to improve public schools, libraries, and parks in the district.
  • Amanda is a proud product of Bronx schools, she attended P.S. 69, Holy Cross School and Preston High School in the Bronx. She holds a B.A. in Government and Politics and an M.A. in International Relations from St. John’s University.
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