The following is a Q&A with John Perez, candidate for the state’s 34th Senate District, which encompasses the east Bronx neighborhoods of City Island, Throggs Neck, Pelham Bay, Middletown, Country Club, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point and part of Morris Park, as well as the southern Westchester communities of Pelham, Pelham Manor and part of New Rochelle.
Name: John Perez
Occupation: Retired Army officer
Residence: Van Nest
Party affiliation: Democrat
One thing the average voter doesn’t know about you: “I make various types of homemade tomato sauce and pastas at home with my daughter and often cook meals together.”
Q. What is the biggest single issue facing the district?
A. Crime is at the top of the list, it doesn’t discriminate by gender nor age. This crime culture must be eradicated or come with a huge penalty regardless of the same (gender or age). I will address this culture without fear and stand firm with my boots on the ground.