Rafael Salamanca Jr.
Rafael Salmanca Jr. is running to represent City Council District 17. Salamanca serves as Chair of the Land Use Committee. As a Councilmember, he has advocated for the reduction of truck traffic in his area and supported the dismantling of the Sheridan Expressway into a Boulevard. He has also supported the expansion of Citibike and Revel throughout the South Bronx and worked with the Parks department and to create or renewed 6 playgrounds. If re-elected he will work to improve the organic waste programs.