2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 14th 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.
Fernando Cabrera
Democratic, Working Families

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: NYC Council Member representing the 14th district

Previous Occupation(s): Director for the Mental Health graduate program at Mercy College. Senior pastor of New Life Outreach Intl in the Bronx

Education: B.A. - Southern Cal College, Masters - Liberty Univ and Doctorate - Argosy Univ

Organizational Affiliations: Democratic Party and Working Family endorsed candidate

Prior Public Experience: Senior and community activist for the last 25 years

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 14 you would address if elected?

Introduced the Tenant Bill of Rights and worked to help tenants received the services they deserved. I will continue to fight for affordable housing and reducing tenant-landlord problems.


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

I was the catalyst in the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment, which will provide over 200 living wage jobs and thousands of ice skating opportunities. I will continue to make sure other youth organizations will be able to operate in the Kingsbridge Armory.


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

The Many Ways Councilman Cabrera Works for You
Councilman Cabrera coordinated efforts with the NYPD, NYCHA and the Parks Department to bring down the violence.
Working to help decrease at-risk behavior in youth, providing them with training and improving their life skills through various organizations like Boys & Girls Club
$7,918,000 have been designated to help schools such as MS 447, P.S. 386, P.S. 91, P.S. 33, just to name a few
Senior Centers
Councilman Cabrera fought to prevent that the City budget were balanced at the expense of cuts to senior programs


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Party Key
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • R = Republican
  • WF = Working Families