Senator Adriano Espaillat declared his candidacy for the 13th congressional district, which stretches from Harlem to Inwood in upper Manhattan and covers part of the Bronx. Senator Espaillat has represented parts of the congressional district for nearly 20 years. His current State Senate district is almost entirely contained in the congressional district.
In the State Senate Espaillat has been a tireless advocate for tenants, leading the fight for stronger rent laws. An issue he has been on the front lines of since the start of his career in public service as a community and tenant organizer.
"During my career in public service, I've made it my mission to fight for Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. I've served our community as a tenant organizer; police precinct council president; assemblyman; and state senator. I have worked tirelessly to confront a lack of economic opportunities, to provide access to affordable housing and quality education, and keep our neighborhoods safe.
"In Washington I will continue to fight for our families by getting to work on day one to fix our NYCHA buildings, protect tenants, and invest in job creation and high quality schools.The neighborhoods of the 13th Congressional District have witnessed historic changes and need a strong voice that will put working families first. Together, we can ensure our children inherit a better city than the one we inhabit."
Senator Espaillat ran for New York's 13th congressional district in 2012 and 2014, narrowly losing to retiring 44 year incumbent Charles Rangel.