Adrian (he/him) is a community organizer and 24-year-old graduate student at NYU Wagner Graduate School for Public Service. He is running for County Commissioner in Hudson County's 2nd District, where he has lived for 18 years.
Adrian's passion for public service stems from his desire to create positive change in his community. He wants to bring Hudson County its first Planned Parenthood location and build affordable housing for low-income families. He is committed to making local government transparent and accessible to everyone in Hudson County.
Adrian is running as one of two Gen-Z candidates in an area where youth voices are often told to ""wait their turn."" He believes that young people should have a voice in local government and wants to create a Youth Advisory Council for the Board of Commissioners to give young students opportunities to work with elected officials.
Adrian decided to run for County Commissioner after seeing friends and neighbors get priced out of their homes. He believes that elected officials should be fighting for policies that empower and protect working-class families. His top issues are affordability, safe streets, and addressing the mental health crisis.
Adrian's inspiration comes from his friends, family, neighbors, and organizers who call Hudson County home. He hopes that his candidacy will inspire others to take a stand against a status quo that doesn’t prioritize fighting for Hudson County’s working class.