Gabriella is a public defender running for the Albany Common Council in Ward 6. As the City of Albany battles unprecedented challenges in public health, schooling, housing, policing, and accessibility, combined with the struggle of small business, our city cannot afford timid steps or weak leadership. With a career dedicated to strong advocacy and strategic collaboration as attorney in an adversarial system, Gabriella is well prepared to stand up unapologetically for progressive reforms.
Gabriella's priorities are: 1) shifting the way our city views public safety by defunding military-grade weapons and machinery, and investing in programs that actually prevent crime; 2) increasing affordable housing options, combatting gentrification by allowing people to age in place; and 3) making a more walkable and accessible 6th ward.
The daughter of Puerto Rican parents who were lifelong, union-proud state workers, Gabriella believes in the power of public service and grassroots, people-powered movements. As the next councilwoman for Ward 6, Gabriella will continue to redefine what is politically possible and prioritize people over profits in our neighborhood and in our city.