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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In The News
New Queens Senate district opens gate for progressive LIC candidate
"Gonzalez is campaigning on a host of progressive policies, including democratically-controlled and publicly-owned utilities, free public transit, healthcare and housing for all and a green new deal in New York State. "
DSA Has a Chance to Take Another Leap Forward in New York Politics
"Gonzalez is vowing to fight for DSA’s top legislative priorities, especially the good cause eviction bill that would make it much more difficult for landlords to evict tenants... Gonzalez would also join other DSA members in trying to pass the long-stalled New York Health Act, which would create statewide single-payer health care."