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NY1's Bobby Cuza was on hand to share my message of independent leadership for NYC at last week's Association for a Better New York breakfast. Check out his report here: http://bit.ly/16KvO13
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Michael Reagan has issued a clarion call to the NYC Republican Party to walk the walk on inclusion and embrace independent voices. You can read his comments in an Associated Press article here: http://wapo.st/YoX1Tc
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Looking forward to feeling the warmth and power of New York's Latino community at the Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany this weekend!

http://somosnewyork.org/2012/12/13/2013-spring-somos-conference/

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A heartfelt thanks to all those who in just the last 2 weeks gave or pledged more than $250,000 to help me #MakeitYourCity again. Thanks to your confidence and generosity, we are on our way to making New York more affordable and work better for everyone.
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I sat down with Cindy Adams of the New York Post to talk about my background, my family, my typical day, and why I'm committed to #MakeItYourCityhttp://nyp.st/10FM5lz
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Of the 9 candidates listed on the cover of this week's Crain's New York Business, only one is committed to independent leadership for all five boroughs: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130303/POLITICS/303039975
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We're happy to announce the new, expanded carrion2013.com. The site now includes policy statements on key issues affecting New Yorkers and directions on how to get involved and #MakeItYourCity. Share the link around, visit the site, and let's work together on improving this great city! 

http://bit.ly/11OcjhL
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I'll be at the Pelham Bay Park Subway Station this evening from 5 p.m. to meet with my fellow New Yorkers and discuss how together we can #MakeItYourCity. Stop by and say hello!
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I'm sharing my views on economic development, small businesses. education, and health and social services at tonight's Asian American Federation mayoral forum.

Follow along on Twitter with #AAForum, #MakeItYourCity  and at www.twitter.com/adolfocarrion 
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I'm participating in a mayoral debate hosted by The Dominican Women's Coalition, The Women’s City Club of New York, League of Women Voters-NYC, and National Organization for Women-NYS in Washington Heights. 

Follow along and show your support on Twitter with #Carrion2013: www.twitter.com/adolfocarrion
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We celebrated four incredible New Yorkers at the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Women's History Luncheon today! http://www.nychcc.com/
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I had a great conversation with WPIX's Marvin Scott this week; you can see it at 6 a.m. tomorrow! #Carrion2013   #MakeItYourCity  
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Connect with me on Twitter @AdolfoCarrion and on the web at http://www.Carrion2013.com/

Over the course of more than two decades in public service to New York, the nation and the Latino community, Adolfo Carrión, Jr. has earned a 
reputation for bringing innovation and common sense solutions to government.

Carrión began his career of service as a youth pastor and New York City public school teacher, where he gained a thorough understanding of the 
needs of students and their parents. Compelled to make positive impacts on these students’ total environment, Carrión pursued a career in urban 
planning. He became a City Planner and later served as the District Manager of Community Board 5 in the Bronx before winning a seat on the New York City Council in 1997.

During his time on the City Council, Carrión was an outspoken proponent of education reform and worked to ensure minority communities’ participation in the 2000 census. He was the first freshman council member in history to be appointed to the Land Use Committee. He also served as a member of the committees on Economic Development, Education, Higher Education, Environmental Protection, and Operations.

In 2001, Carrión travelled to Puerto Rico with three associates, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, to protest the Navy’s bombing exercises on the island of Vieques. The “Vieques Four” garnered national attention when they were imprisoned by the federal government for more than 40 days for protesting this policy. Their sacrifice raised awareness about the damaging impact of the Navy’s activities on the Puerto Rican population and led to President Bush’s imposition of a permanent moratorium on 
weapons testing on the island. 

That same year, Carrión won a hotly contested race to become Borough President of The Bronx. During his time in office, Carrión ushered in an era of building and economic growth in The Bronx that created thousands of new jobs. His efforts helped increase annual investment in the borough from $361 million in 2002 to almost $1 billion in 2008. During his tenure, he spearheaded the development and rehabilitation of 40,000 housing units, 50 new schools, and two million square feet of office and commercial space. Working with the Governor, the Mayor, and his colleagues in the NYC Council and the NYS Assembly, Carrión shepherded the plan for a new Yankee Stadium and the revitalization of the area surrounding the stadium by including new parks, transportation and 
retail.

In 2007, Carrión was elected President of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), where he served two terms as head of the nation's preeminent non-partisan Latino leadership organization.

In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Carrión to be his Deputy Assistant and first Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs. In this new role, Carrión was charged with executing the President’s agenda to revitalize our nation’s cities. Carrión’s work at the White House resulted in the establishment of a White House Urban Policy Working Group, as well as a comprehensive interagency review of the federal government’s engagement with urban and metropolitan areas. It was the first review of its kind in 30 years.

Carrión launched a set of policies and initiatives that aligned the work of federal agencies to offer place-based competitive opportunities for stakeholders throughout the country. These initiatives included, among others, Regional Planning and Sustainability Grants, Promise Neighborhoods, the Interagency Partnership on Sustainable Communities, The White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, a coordinated effort to end veterans’ homelessness, and a proposal to Congress for a National Infrastructure Bank.

In 2010, Carrión was confirmed by the United States Senate as Regional Administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Region II, encompassing New York and New Jersey. He also served as HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan’s Advisor on Intergovernmental Relations. As Regional Administrator, Carrión was responsible for overseeing nearly $6 billion in HUD investments in New York and New Jersey. He worked with members of Congress, mayors, city managers, and local public and private sector stakeholders to ensure HUD’s programs worked to create economically competitive, environmentally sustainable and opportunity-rich communities. 

After completing his posts in government service, Carrión founded Metro Futures, LLC, a consulting and real estate development firm. He also currently serves as Senior Advisor for Corporate Development of the CSA 
Group, the largest Hispanic-owned architectural, engineering, environmental services, consulting, construction and program management firm in the United States. 

Carrión is an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow alum, has served on numerous governing boards of not-for-profit and governmental entities, and is a renowned speaker on issues related to urban policy, smart growth, 
demographics, and metropolitan and regional planning. 

Carrión holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the City University of New York at Hunter College, and a bachelor’s degree from Kings College.

Adolfo Carrión, Jr. was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1961 to Elisa and Adolfo Carrión, who had immigrated to New York City from Puerto Rico in the 1950s. Pursuing their American Dream, Carrión’s parents moved next to the Lower East Side of Manhattan with their four children before finally purchasing a home and settling in the Bronx.

Carrión is the proud father of three daughters and a son. An avid cook, he and his wife Linda live in the Bronx and enjoy cycling, fishing, golfing and running in New York City’s park system.