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Amanda Septimo, a Democrat running for State Assembly in the 84th District, has gained the endorsements of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.
"The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators is proud to support Amanda Septimo for State Assembly. We have known Amanda for years, and she has dedicated her life to advocating for her community's students, seniors, and working families. Amanda is exactly the kind of passionate and driven leader that the South Bronx deserves," said CSA President Mark Cannizzaro.
"For years, I've watched CSA tirelessly fight for our public schools to have every resource they need. Every day, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club fights to ensure every person in New York City is treated with dignity and respect. Together, these two groups are at the forefront of standing against attacks from the federal government, and working to make sure New York's programs serve us all. I am so proud to have the support of such incredible organizations in my quest to make sure the residents of the Bronx are treated with respect, and that our community gets the representation it deserves," said Septimo.
Born and raised in the South Bronx, Septimo has been involved in community activism since she was a teenager as a member of A.C.T.I.O.N., THE POINT Community Development Corporation's teen activism platform. She has worked with the Legal Aid Society, with a specific focus on cases involving domestic violence and Spanish-speaking immigrants. She also worked as the District Director for Congressman José E. Serrano (D-15th Congressional District), making her one of the youngest-serving senior staffers in Congress. Most recently, Amanda worked to help working and middle-class families by fighting for stronger worker protections with the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators.
The Democratic Primary will be on . The 84th District includes Mott Haven, Port Morris, Melrose, The Hub, Longwood, Concourse, Highbridge, and Hunts Point.