YONKERS, NY – Jefferson Terrance Tenants Association President, and community leader announced her candidacy for the now open 3rd City Council seat in Yonkers.
“I am so excited to announce that I am running for City Council District 3,” said Diaz. “I was born in Yonkers, I have lived here all my life. Not only that, I raised my kids here, and I believe firmly in our duty as a community to take an active part in our government.”
Tasha Diaz is well known for her position as the Jefferson Terrace Tenants’ Association President but also because of the community outreach programs she has started over the years. She has worked with vendors to provide food to the homeless and hungry in Yonkers and the surrounding cities. Most recently, she partnered with FedEx to provide over 300 toys to underserved kids.
“I have made it my mission to provide services to help my Yonkers neighbors,” said Diaz. “I have created partnerships and used my relationships to address problems central not only to the people in my district but across Yonkers and in surrounding cities.”
As an appointed member of the women’s advisory board for the 17th Legislative District and an active member of ACDY – The Dominican Cultural Association of Yonkers Inc – Diaz has the background to join the City Council ready to get to work on day one. Her ability to get things done without a government office only further prepares her to affect real progress for District 3.
“I am excited to launch my campaign and continue to get out there and further immerse myself in the needs of the community,” said Diaz. “See you out there on the campaign trail!”Tasha has also been a guest co-host on Black Westchester’s weekly talk radio show, People Before Politics Radio and has interviewed several guests including Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. On PBP Radio, she has made a name for herself trying to understand the ins and outs of how our government works and made it her mission to make it work for her community.
Now Tasha is running for City Council to expand her work in the community. Her mission is simple. “Provide the people of Yonkers with quality full-time representation, and work on the issues that are affecting our people the most,” she shares with BW.
Tasha Diaz will face Former Yonkers City Councilman Dennis Robertson and Subomi Macauley in the June 25th Democratic Primary.