Vanessa Gibson

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenager

Background

Gibson is a native New Yorker who has attended the University at Albany and who joined the New York State Assembly Intern Program while she was a student there. Gibson then served as a Legislative Aide and would then rise to the position of District Manager overseeing the Bronx office. Gibson was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2009 to represent the 77th District in the Bronx.

Key Issues

Housing/Homelessness

Gibson wants to ensure that NYCHA gets the funding it needs to make crucial infrastructure improvements in facilities. Gibson will continue to fight for legislation that protects tenants, make investments in Community Land Trusts,

Education

Gibson will prioritize the technological needs of students and teachers across the Bronx, continue to invest in schools, expand universal breakfast and lunch programs, and invest in holistic services.

Criminal Justice

Gibson wants to address gun violence through the lens of a healthcare perspective and continue to support the NYPD.

Healthcare

Gibson wants to invest in parkland and open space in the Bronx by renovating existing parks and encouraging the creation of new parks which would contribute to the health of residents through urban agriculture and allowing people opportunities to get outside and exercise.

LGBTQ+

Gibson wants to fight for representation and equity in politics, the workplace while working to create supportive housing in the Bronx for LGBTQ+ youth and foster youth. Gibson wants to invest in programs and resources for the LGBTQ+ community.

Endorsements

Congressmember Ritchie Torres, Former Congressman José E. Serrano, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Former Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene, Former Manhattan Borough President C. Viriginia Fields, Former Manhattan Borough President Ruth W. Messinger, State Senator John Liu, State Senator Jose M Serrano, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Karines Reyes; Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Council Members Diana Ayala, Kevin C. Riley, Oswald Feliz, Farah Louis, Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Carlina Rivera, Adrienne Adams, Mark Treyger, Daniel Dromm, Karen Koslowitz; Former Council Member James Vacca; Hazel Dukes, Honorary Norma Saunders Female Dristrict Leader AD 85, Honorary Shirley Fearon Female District Leader AD 83, Honorary Lanita Jones Female District Leader AD 79, Honorary Gene Edwards Male District Leader AD 79, Soundview Resident Council President Anne Johnson, New York Amsterdam News, UFT, DC 37, 1199SEIU, 32BJSEIU, Jim Owles LIberal Democratic Club, 504 Democratic Club, Pride Power, CSA, Local 372, NYC Public Hospitals Workers’ Union, SSEU Local 371, Stonewall Democrats of NYC, 1549 Local, PPGNY Votes PAC, New York State Iron Workers District Council, NYLCV, Vote Pro Choice, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Uniformed EMS Officers Union, Tenants PAC, U.P.O.A., PSC Cuny, LiUNA!NY, Doctors Council

Sources

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