My name is Kristen Gonzalez. I’m the proud daughter of an immigrant family, Queens native, community organizer, and tech worker.

My mother, a special education teacher from Puerto Rico, worked tirelessly for her family. We lived paycheck-to-paycheck, and she taught me that a good education was the way to a better future. When she got me a scholarship to attend an elite Upper East Side private school, I had my first look at the two New Yorks: the New York of the rich, and my New York, where even if you worked seven days a week, you were still one disaster — health, climate or otherwise — away from losing everything.

I’m running for State Senate because everyone is entitled to a dignified life, and they shouldn’t have to struggle for it. We deserve a clean environment, good housing, and healthcare. I’m running to build a New York that serves the many, not the few.

I'm running in the new state Senate District 59, which includes the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Kips Bay, StuyTown, Gramercy, Williamsburg and Murray Hill.

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Reimagine Housing People shouldn’t have to struggle to keep a roof over their head while landlords get rich by raising rents. We must guarantee housing as a human right.

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Renew Queens People shouldn’t have to breathe poisoned air or die in flooded basements while fossil fuel companies make billions killing our planet. We must build publicly-owned renewable energy.

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Restore Healthcare People shouldn’t have to decide between a trip to the emergency room and putting food on the table. We must provide single-payer health care in New York State.

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