Serrano, a Democrat, has served in
The Democratic primary, which will be next June, will likely determine who will win the general election in November.
Here's a look at the candidates running in the primary.
"With a member of
Blake previously worked in President
Cintron describes herself as "one of the leaders of the Young Lords," a civil and human rights organization, and she serves as the president of the
"As President of BOEDC, I have helped get Bronxites back to work in the county with the highest unemployment rate in
Diaz, a current
He further explained this comparison in an interview with the
The councilman, who previously served in the
Diaz represents Soundview,
Mark-Viverito, the former City Council Speaker, announced her run for
Citing the recent "revolution" in
"I won't be working for corporate interests or real estate developers," she wrote. "I will be a people-driven candidate who will focus on being accessible to you and every corner of the district, from
Mark-Viverito, who represented part of the
"We pushed for innovative policies like city-wide criminal justice reforms; the clearing 10 years of warrants hanging on the backs of working people; and the first legal fund for unaccompanied minors to protect immigrant children," she wrote.
The former Speaker made an unsuccessful run for
Ortiz, a financial counselor for a community organization in the
"I'm not a politician," he said in an interview with BronxNet. "I'm just someone that really cares about the community, someone who has been here from the beginning."
Issues he said he would prioritize include affordable housing and student loan debt.
Ramos, a program director for children's arts and science workshops at the
The first-generation Dominican American was born in
He moved back to the
"For the last several years I have been educating, empowering and inspiring our youth in the
Issues he highlighted in his video include education reform, sustainable housing and criminal justice reform.
Torres became the youngest member of the
He has hinted at higher political aspirations and on
"I was raised by a single mother who had to raise three children on minimum wage and I lived in conditions of mold and vermin, lead and leaks," he says in the video.
Torres goes on to say that as he was living in "slum conditions," the
"I remember asking myself, why would the city spend
Stevenson, a former Bronx Assembly member who was convicted of bribery in 2014, said in a statement to media that he is planning to run in the Democratic primary.
"I plan on exceeding the good work of
However, as of
No longer running
Rivera said the new Democratic majority in the
"Representing my community in the
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