The Bronx Democratic Party announced today its endorsement of Pierina Sanchez in the City Council District 14 race. This seat is currently held by Council Member Fernando Cabrera who is term-limited. Council District 14 covers the neighborhoods of Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Kingsbridge.
“As a daughter of Dominican immigrants who was born in University Heights and raised in Kingsbridge neighborhood, Pierina Sanchez has a unique understanding of the needs of her community. Recognizing that quality education could propel her to higher heights, she excelled in Bronx schools on her way to two Ivy League degrees. After accomplishing laudable educational goals, Pierina could have written her ticket anywhere, but she chose to come back to the community that gave her the passion to serve.
Her insight into the needs of her neighborhood has fueled her fierce dedication to advocating for her neighborhood and the entire Bronx. Pierina has devoted herself to a career in public service and has been at the forefront of issues including housing, economic development, and education. Pierina brings forth vast of experience from her time as has been a community board member, a staff member in the City Council, and serving with distinction in President Obama’s White House.
She is a lifelong resident of Council District 14 and the best choice to represent the people of that district. I am proud that we, as the Bronx Democratic Party are endorsing Pierina Sanchez and we know that when elected, Pierina will continue to ensure that there is equity and social justice not only in the Council District 14 but in the city as a whole.” said Chairman Jamaal T. Bailey.
“As the people of the Bronx--our teachers, healthcare providers, and essential workers-- rise from this difficult period, we as Bronx leaders must work together to put our community first. I am proud to receive the Bronx Democratic County Committee's endorsement and look forward to fighting together for a just recovery for the people of the Bronx," said Pierina Sanchez