2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for Mayor

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

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: A full-time candidate who continues to serve as Pastor of Bensonhurst's Iglesia Jovenes Cristianos Church.

Previous Occupation(s): Erick started a bookstore & grew it into a 4 borough chain. He also founded a radio network & was president of Radio Cantico Nuevo, Inc. until last Dec. Erick has devoted thousands of hours over the last 24 years to working with the people living in NYC's diverse communities.

Education: Erick holds a Doctorate in Theological Studies from UTI University.

Organizational Affiliations: n/a

Prior Public Experience: n/a

1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?

I will restore the ranks of the Police Dept. to those of Mayor Giuliani's administration, eliminate quotas & implement additional sensitivity training for all officers. I will continue the Dept.'s initiatives to combat terrorism.


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

1. New Yorkers need jobs that pay a livable wage. I'll remove bureaucratic obstacles that prevent many businesses from thriving, eliminate out of date regulations, put as much of the permitting process as possible online, provide tax incentives to encourage the creation of new jobs, make NY businesses a priority in the City's Request For Proposals process & use tax incentives to entice additional businesses to NYC. 2. The Department of Education must meet the students' needs immediately. I'll increase parental involvement, including a grade from parents on teachers' evaluations. I'll also conduct a system-wide audit to determine which programs are successful & disseminate that info to teachers & principals. I'll work to reestablish elected community school boards throughout NYC.


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

I'm the only candidate who'll represent all of NYC's different ethnic & religious communities & will not dictate how they should live their lives. I'm also the only candidate who holds traditional family values dear & who will fight for the best education for our young people even if it means taking on the teachers' union.


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Party Key
  • AT = Affordable Tmrw
  • CS = Common Sense
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • FE = Flourish
  • F = Freedom
  • G = Green
  • I = Independence
  • JE = Jobs & Education
  • LBT = Libertarian
  • REF = Reform
  • RTH = Rent is 2 Damn High
  • R = Republican
  • SC = School Choice
  • SW = Socialist Worker
  • SF = Students First
  • TWS = Tax Wall Street
  • T2H = Taxes 2 High
  • WV = War Veterans
  • WF = Working Families