Council Member Marjorie Velazquez is a proven champion for the Bronx and has served as the first woman of color and first Latina to represent District 13 on the City Council. In 2012, Marjorie suffered life-changing injuries from a workplace accident and a subsequent serious car crash that left her temporarily disabled. During this time, Marjorie witnessed first-hand the dysfunction and excessive costs of the healthcare system, and struggled to recover. Always a fighter, she found a path to recovery through giving back to her community more. During her recovery, Marjorie’s life went from one of painful struggle to one of public service.
Sandra Ung is a proven champion for Queens, drawing strength from her diverse background. Born in Cambodia and raised in Taiwan, Sandra and her family made New York City their home when she was just 7 years old, fostering a deep-rooted connection to her community. Her journey led her to graduate from Columbia Law School, launching a career dedicated to advocacy and meaningful change.
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