State Senate District 33 candidate profile: Miguelina Camilo

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The following is a Q&A with Miguelina Camilo, candidate for the state’s 33rd Senate District, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Fieldston, Norwood, Fordham, Pelham Parkway, Bedford Park, Belmont, Van Nest and portions of Morris Park.

Name: Miguelina Camilo

Age: 36

Occupation: Lawyer

Residence: Riverdale

Party affiliation: Democrat

One thing the average voter doesn’t know about you: “I come from a large family and have about 50 first cousins.”

Q. What is the biggest single issue facing the district? 

A. Of the many issues in this district, I believe the biggest is accessible and safe transportation. What we need for more ridership is easier access and we need our modes of transportation to be safe and clean. Throughout the district we see our electeds at work creating greater accessibility to transportation and the 2019 MTA bus redesign program was also successful in giving a greater variety of service to the district including express bus service. With that said, more funding is needed to support these efforts for better infrastructure and to better equip the MTA with meeting the needs of our commuter population.

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