Bronx Borough President candidates answer questions ahead of next month’s primary
Five candidates for Bronx Borough president answered News 12 viewers’ questions Monday evening.
Fernando Cabrera, Vanessa Gibson, Luis Sepulveda, Nathalia Fernandez and Sammy Ravelo are running as Democrats in the primary election on June 22.
The candidates spoke about a variety of issues, including crime in the city. Ravelo said he would start by supporting police, and Cabrera says that the Cure Violence Program has worked best. Gibson says that organizations need more funds to fix the problem.
“We also need to expand on crisis management,” Gibson says. “And anti-violence organizations and give them more money.”
They also spoke on helping small businesses in the borough by issuing interest-free grants, supporting underserved communities and using other resources.
Fernandez says that the borough should invest in renewable energies and make sure that the Bronx is bringing in more workforce development.
Candidates also gave solutions to viewers’ concerns like adding more speed cameras to fix speeding concerns and getting reliable messengers to help the vaccination rate in the borough.
When asked why they were the best person for the job, candidates turned to experience, character and the ability to create change for the Bronx.