Samuel Ravelo

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenager

Background

Ravelo was born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic to working-class parents and was the third out of six children. Ravelo came to the United States through a travel visa and lived undocumented until he was sponsored for permanent residence by his mother. After attending high school, he worked in a grocery store and at the local gas station. Ravelo then joined the United States Navy and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. When he returned, he enrolled in Bronx Community College and joined the New York City Police Department as a cadet. Ravelo is the father of two sons who were raised in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx.

Key Issues

Public Safety

Ravelo wants to ensure that the NYPD is fully funded to improve its training in mental health and de escalation.

Housing/Homelessness

Ravelo wants to create a pipeline from public housing to home ownership, invest in tenants over developers, and turn over ownership of buildings to non profits.

Education

Ravelo wants to advocate for more city funding to increase graduation rate, eliminate high-stakes testing, invest in school infrastructure, support free CUNY, support canceling all student loan debt, and increase investment in trade programs.

Healthcare

Ravelo wants to advocate for easier access to healthcare to take care of ailing citizens.

Veterans

Ravelo will donate a portion of his salary to veteran and first responder causes.

LGBTQ+

Ravelo wants to stand in solidarity with the trans community.

Endorsements

Lieutenant Benevolent Association, National Latino Peace Officers Advocacy, Free Thinking Democrats, Bronx Conservative Party, Northwest Bronx Democrats, Captains Endowment Association, Police Benevolent Association, Detectives Endowment Association, National Front of Leaders and Ministers United for Change, Dr. Eliu Lara, Professor Josue Perez, District Leader Jorge Leon

Sources

SammyforBx