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A Bronx native, John Sanchez is the community leader that the 15th Council District, The Bronx, and our city needs to recover from coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impacts. John is running for City Council because New York needs bold ideas, now more than ever. Our city needs to control the MTA, build more housing, offer free home internet access for students, and transform unused property into oases for our community.

 

We need leaders who know that a job description is the bare minimum for their responsibilities and who push the limits of what our government and community can be. Our neighborhood is home to some of New York’s most storied institutions: Arthur Ave, the Bronx River, the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden. Together, we can write the next chapter of the Bronx.

 

John has been a fierce advocate always going above and beyond to support The Bronx.

Since 2016, John’s tenure as the District Manager at Community Board Six serving Belmont, East Tremont, Bathgate, and West Farms 

 

  • John secured a $200,000 grant for Bronx small businesses to improve their storefronts.

  • He sponsored open gym nights in collaboration with the NYPD, so young people have access to safe recreational facilities year-round.

  • He also developed the city’s first and only year-round, paid community board internship program to provide young people an opportunity to take an active role in their government and community.

  • John serves on the board of Housing Rights Initiative, where he has supported efforts to sue predatory landlords

 

We have all seen the possibility of The Bronx, and John has lived it. Growing up on 184th and Park Ave was not easy. But through a combination of hard work and his father’s union membership in DC37, John was able to graduate from New York University with an economic future. Prior to becoming a District Manager for CB6, John served as a Deputy Chief of Staff in the State Assembly, supporting residents as they faced eviction, applied for benefits, and sought employment. Currently, John also sits on the board of Immaculate Conception School, the school he attended as an adolescent.