As part of our political coverage for the upcoming 2021 Citywide Elections, LittleAfrica BronxNews has launched our Meet The Candidate video interview series.
LittleAfrica BronxNews sat down with John Sanchez, a city council candidate for District 15.
John is a graduated of New York University. 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.
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
Visit John’s website at https://www.johnsanchezforny.com/