Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Diaz Jr. not interested in running for Public Advocate El Diario La Prensa

Roberto Perez | 2012-01-25 | El Diario NY

Rumors that Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. is interested in running for Public Advocate appear to be false, according to sources close to Diaz Jr. He is still exploring a Mayoral run and has no interest in the position.

Latino running for QCYD President

Jorge Fanjul, from the office of City Comptroller John Liu, is running for president of Queens County Young Democrats.

In an interesting move, Queens district leader and vice president of QCYD Jessica Ramos decided at the last minute not to run for the position, and is supporting the other candidate in the race Nick Roloson, who serves as chief of staff to Assemblyman Mike Miller. Ramos is backing Roloson instead of Fanjul, because Fanjul never asked Ramos for her support despite living in her district.

The other candidate is Antwaun Gavins, from the office of state Sen. Jose Peralta. The election will be held on February 15. Currently, the QCYD has over 150 members with 95 of them eligible to vote. The QCYD, emerged on the political scene, after receiving the blessings of the Queens Democratic Party, at the request of Assemblyman Francisco Moya and it now looks like it will be a breeding ground for the party, in years to come.

Otano going with MirRam

City Council candidate for District 34, Jason Otano, said he plans to hire the MirRam group. In a recent interview, Otano alluded to his long relationship with MirRam partner Eddy Castell, and his membership in the Puerto Rican Bar Association, under the direction of another MirRam partner Roberto Ramirez. Otano also made mention of his relationship with Luis Garden Acosta, founder of El Puente, which could mean a possible endorsement. The other candidates mentioned are Antonio Reynoso, chief of staff to the current Council member Diana Reyna and District Leader Maritza Davila.