Why Amanda Farias is challenging Rubén Díaz Sr.

Amanda Farias
Amanda Farias
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Amanda Farias

Why Amanda Farias is challenging Rubén Díaz Sr.

The councilman’s recent anti-gay remarks prompted her to announce another bid.
February 27, 2019

Amanda Farias recently announced that she would challenge New York City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. for his Bronx seat. She previously ran against him in 2017 when it was an open seat. Farias’ decision came soon after Díaz said the City Council is “controlled by the homosexual community,” a statement that spurred an immediate backlash.

City & State spoke with Farias about why she’s running, what will be different this year and what a defeat of Díaz could mean for the Bronx Democratic Party.

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