Dominican-American politician who was elected to the New York State Senate representing the 31st district in 2011. He made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 2012.
He graduated from Queens College in 1978 with a degree in Political Science.
While in the Senate he became a Ranking Member of the Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee and Chair of the Senate Latino Caucus.
He has two children.
He is a Democrat who has served in New York like Hilary Clinton.