Councilwoman Rosie Mendez Endorses Elvin Garcia for City Council
New York City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez today announced her enthusiastic endorsement of Elvin Garcia for the City Council open seat in District 18.
“Having served on the Council for 12 years and having worked very closely with Councilwoman Annabel Palma, I know District 18 needs a compassionate person with the ability to get things done," said Councilwoman Mendez. “And Elvin is that person. His personal story, his deep ties to the community coupled with his work at the Mayor’s Office provide the right foundation for the continued leadership in the district.”
Councilwoman Mendez was one of two out Latina Lesbians in the Council. She is known as a versatile legislator who has been a leading voice on Police Reform, LGBT issues, Human and Animal Rights, as well as Private and Public Housing.
“Elvin was born and raised in this district and he's deeply committed to the place he has always called home. He has the passion and compassion to be an incredible representative.”
Elvin Garcia, former Bronx Borough Director for the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs and lifelong South Bronx resident, is running for the open seat in City Council District 18.
“I’m honored to have Councilwoman Mendez's endorsement” said Garcia. “Councilwoman Mendez has been a trailblazer in the LGBT and Latino community. As a member of the LGBT community, the Councilwoman’s work has impacted my life in so many ways. I am deeply honored by her endorsement in particular.”
Elvin Garcia Candidate for City Council - District 18