Run JC, Run — J.C. Polanco Is Running For Public Advocate

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Errol Louis scored an exclusive interview with Bronx attorney and political analyst J.C. Polanco who officially announced his entry into the race for Public Advocate. Polanco appeared on Louis’ political news show, Road to City Hall on Tuesday at 7 and 10 PM on NY1.


The entire Road to City Hall interview can be seen here.


In the last few weeks Polanco secured the support of all five Republican county leaders as well as the endorsement of the Reform Party of NYS and recently, the Independence Party. Polanco is keen on making a credible race against incumbent Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James, a Democrat. His campaign website is up and running at Polanco For NYC. And the campaign can be found on Facebook here.


Juan Carlos “JC” Polanco, a former registered Democrat,  has been involved in Republican politics for a long time. At one time, he was the Bronx Republican commissioner at the NYC Board of Elections. He has been served his party as a state committeeman and a District Leader.  He ran unsuccessfully for the NYS Assembly against now-Senator Jeff Klein.


Presently, he is NYC Regional Director for Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.  He is also an adjunct professor on the faculty of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he specializes in Latino Studies and History. Polanco is a graduate of Fordham Prep, Albany University, and Fordham University, where he earned both a law degree and an MBA.


Republican, Reform and Independence party petitions with Polanco as the Public Advocate candidate began circulating on Tuesday.


The general election is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.


CORRECTION: This post was updated to reflect that Mr. Polanco is the NYC Regional Director for the Assembly Minority Conference under Minority Leader Brian Kolb. He is not counsel to the Assembly Minority Conference.

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