Considering A Run For Congress

Published on March 28, 2019, 11:27 am
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You should know that earlier this week, U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano announced that due to medical reasons he will not seek reelection.

Those of us who know Congressman Serrano are very sorry to hear that he is going through this. The ministers at the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, as well as the congregants at the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, where I serve as the Senior Pastor, will be praying for Jose Serrano and his family during this difficult time.

It is important that you know that since Jose Serrano was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1990, he has never forgotten his roots as a native of Puerto Rico. During his 29 years in Congress, Jose Serrano has served honorably the people of his district here in South Bronx.

As I look across the political landscape and consider who might have the political experience necessary to serve the needs of our senior citizens, families, business, community in New York’s poorest Congressional District, I am praying for guidance, consulting friends, community leaders, and family members, at this time considering if I should throw my cowboy hat into a run for Congress.

I am NYC Councilman Rev. Rubén Díaz Sr. and this is what you should know.


Councilmember Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. was born April 22, 1943 and is a U.S. politician and minister. A member of the Democratic Party, Díaz represents the 32nd District in the New York State Senate. His constituency includes the Bronx neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Parkchester, Morrisania, Hunts Point, Melrose, Longwood, and Soundview.