Being a resident of the South Bronx since 1956 has given me a particular understanding of the community that I don’t mind sharing with candidates running for office.
The fact that I had been advising a number of elected officials and candidates like: Assemblyman José Serrano’s 1983 historic run for Borough President; Council President, Andrew Stein; David Dinkins (first mayoral campaign), Elizabeth Holtzman successful campaign for comptroller and Bronx Borough President, Adolfo Carrión has given me the experience to help rally the Latino vote.
My endorsement for the 77th Assembly District is for Reverend Verdell Mack. In this race for the most western part of the South Bronx community, Reverend Mack has expressed a strong knowledge of the community that I have not heard from any of the other candidates.
The following is my press release.
Julio Pabón, Community Activist, Entrepreneur, Historian, former City Council candidate and President of South Bronx Community Association has announced that SBCA has chosen to endorse Reverend Verdell Mack in the race for the open seat in the 77th Assembly District
Reverend Mack has lived for 40 years in the Bronx community with 20 years as a well known humanitarian running a vital food pantry out of Gospel Hill Baptist Church near 163rd Street and 3rd Avenue. The panty several times a week feeds hundreds of the poor of the community and also distributes to several hundred other food pantries city wide.
Reverend Mack has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle. Reverend Mack worked for 20 years as a bank manager for JP Morgan Chase, has acted as a Judge for (OPWDD) the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. And worked for many years as a Manager for Social Service Organizations, Abbott House and United Cerebral Palsy. Her full resume can be found on the link below.
SBCA feels of the candidates running for the 77th Assembly that Reverend Verdell Mack is the most skilled and tenured. The community will get a decades long advocate for positive change who has a track record working with progressive groups and clergy to better the lives of hundreds of Bronx individuals and families.
Members of SBCA will be out on the campaign trail with Reverend Mack through to primary election day September 9th.