Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo Elected
Chairman of The Bronx Democratic County Committee
The Executive Committee of the Bronx Democratic County Committee elected Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-85) as its Chairman today, beginning a new era of leadership. The Chairman’s position was recently vacated by newly elected Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie.
Chairman Crespo has had a meteoric rise in government and politics. In only his third term, he was appointed Chairman of the Hispanic Task Force in the State Legislature, and now, Bronx Democratic Party Leader.
“I am honored to have been elected by my peers to serve as the Chairman of the Bronx County Democratic Committee,” said Crespo. “I look forward to building upon the progress made in recent years moving to bring more people to the Democratic party, increasing voter turnout, supporting more outstanding candidates and working in a unified fashion to champion the issues important the members and all of the residents of the Bronx. This organization continues to be the pinnacle of the democratic politics, bringing out the highest percentage of votes for candidates such as our President Barack Obama and our Governor Andrew Cuomo. We will have even more of an impact in 2016 and beyond.”
Chairman Crespo is seen by his colleagues as a visionary – his keen insight matched with youthful exuberance. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Marcos moved with his family to New York City, where he began his elementary studies in the New York City Public Schools System.
Elected to the New York State Assembly at the age of 28, his hard work and outcome proven approach has allowed him to quickly move into a leadership position in his new capacity as Chairman of the Assembly Task Force on New Americans. Chairman Crespo used his Chairmanship to highlight the enormous contributions of immigrants to New York Immigrants are responsible for $229 billion in economic activity in New York State and comprise 27.3 percent of our labor force. He authored and both houses of the legislature passed the most comprehensive anti-fraud measure to protect immigrants in over 30 years. He has translated his personal experiences and international travel into a dynamic list of legislative priorities that are focused on community and economic development based on social justice principles.
Marcos is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is married and has two young daughters.