2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 10th City Council District

* If there is an asterisk next to a candidate's name, s/he did not submit a profile or record a video.
Miguel Estrella
School Choice

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Criminologist and MTA employee

Previous Occupation(s): Computer Operator

Education: Dominican Autonomous University; Center For The Media Arts; Computer Learning Center; Journalists Institute Salvador Pitaluga; Henry George Social Science School; John Jay College For Criminal Justice.

Organizational Affiliations: American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Jon Jay Alumni Society, Chair person of Centro Juvenil Tony Fernandez.

Prior Public Experience: None

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 10 you would address if elected?

The lack of leadership of current incumbent that had not allowed us to bring the necessary funding to solve matters of vital interest for our community. Creation of new jobs; restoration of the small business community through the support of the Small Business Survival Act Law; more funding for our schools; reinforcement of public safety in our district; Support for our Livery Taxi Cabs Industry; providing better quality of life for our elderly community.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

The increase of people between 40 and 60 years of age, suffering for cardiovascular diseases need to be stopped; therefore, I will bring baby boomers and members of the third age portion of the community get involve in the practice of sports such as basketball, softball, tracking, soccer and tennis.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

My desire for helping my community to reache the level of quality of life that we used to have in the 80's. Also, the leadership that I have been able to establish in the community in the last 28 years, and the independence of my decisions. I will do the best for my community, not the best for any particular politician or any special interest group!


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • R = Republican
  • SC = School Choice
  • WF = Working Families