Tenants PAC Endorses Elvin Garcia for City Council

Tenants PAC Endorses Elvin Garcia for City Council

A major endorsement reinforcing the Garcia’s Campaign commitment to Bronx tenants

Tenants Political Action Committee, New York’s only organization dedicated to electing pro-tenant candidates to public office, this week voted to endorse Democrat Elvin Garcia for the open City Council seat in the Bronx’s 18th City Council District.

“Elvin Garcia is the best candidate to replace Annabel Palma in the City Council,” stated Michael McKee, Tenants PAC treasurer. “He is a lifelong resident of his district with a solid record of doing good for his community. We appreciate his grasp of tenant issues and his commitment to fight for greater affordability as well as protection of existing affordable housing. We look forward to working with him on the City Council.”

Tenants PAC board decided not to consider State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. for an endorsement, despite his pro-tenant voting record in Albany. “It wasn’t only the anti-women and anti-gay policies that Diaz embraces,” he said, citing widespread buzz that the Bronx County Democratic machine has already chosen his successor, Assembly Member Luis Sepulveda, and that Sepulveda has already agreed to join the turncoat Democrats in the Independent Democratic Conference.

“Any additional potential IDC member is a blow against tenants and affordable housing,” McKee stated. “Jeff Klein’s IDC and their real estate financers have made it impossible to pass any pro-tenant legislation in the State Senate. Bronx County’s collusion with the IDC puts tenants’ rights and affordable housing in jeopardy. When considering Diaz’s pro-tenant record against his potential replacement by another rogue Democrat, we believe that he should remain in Albany.

“Elvin Garcia is exactly the kind of fresh, uncorrupted elected official we need in government. We are proud to support his candidacy.”

“I am honored to have the support of Tenants’ PAC, an organization that has led the fight for affordable housing in New York for the last two decades. I look forward to working with advocates across New York City to stand up for working families. Together, we can fight inaction in Albany and pass progressive policies that will build a better, more affordable Bronx,” stated Elvin Garcia.

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