Below are a few of the photos taken at the State of the Borough Speech by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Left - 11th City Council District candidate Andrew Cohen sitting next to Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie before the BP's State of the Borough address. Could Mr. Cohen be asking when Chairman Heastie will be endorsing his candidacy?
Right - State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Councilwoman Mellisa Mark-Vittero chew the fat with Congressman Jose Serrano.
Left - State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. with recently elected Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj who Diaz Sr. supported, and on the left of Diaz Sr. is his candidate in the 15th City Council race Mr. Joel Bauza.
Right - Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. giving the Invocation.
Left - The front row of elected officials. Closet are the four other borough Presidents, State Senate Co-Leader Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Heastie, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill deBlasio, and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli rounds out the front row. Deblasio, Liu, and Quinn are also candidates for mayor on the Democrat line, seated a row back out of the photo is former City Comptroller Bill Thompson, and just out of the picture in the second next to Bronx DA Robert Johnson is former Bronx BP Carrion a candidate for mayor on the Republican line currently.
Right - After Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. finishes all stand to applaud him.