District 2 candidates make their case to be Mendez’s successor

"District 2 candidates make their case to be Mendez’s successor" - The Villager

The five Democratic candidates remaining in the race for the City Council District 2 primary election held forth on a wide range of community, citywide and national issues at a debate hosted by The Villager at Theater for the New City on Mon., Aug. 21...

Silver said it was time to revitalize the vacant former school building, which she derided as a “tomb.”

“It’s insane that that building has been paralyzed for 20 years,” Silver said.

Sanchez, calling herself the “youth development candidate,” several times touted her work on behalf of young people.

On the other hand, Silver, who is the oldest candidate in the race, a couple of times stressed that programs also have to consider the needs of seniors. She received a law degree from New York University School of Law and raised three daughters in the district, all of whom attended public schools. Silver also advocated for the creation of the new River School in Murray Hill.

“I’ve been working in the district 25 years,” she said.

She said she was urged to run by the district’s principals and teachers...

via The Villager



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