PHOTOS | Ex-CB7 District Manager Ischia Bravo is sworn in as first Latina Bronx County clerk


Ischia Bravo, 38, gets teary-eyed during her speech. “Women like me aren’t supposed to be in positions like this. We are always told that in order to succeed we must fit in. In this role, I’ve remained true to who I am, fighting with conviction, passion and I’m still going,” she said. Photo ET Rodriguez
There were hugs and kisses abound at the Bronx Community College Library on the evening of Feb. 9, 2023, as Bravo was sworn in as the first Latina county clerk. Bravo previously served as the district manager of Community Board 7, in the same area of the Bronx where she was born and raised. Photo ET Rodriguez
Judge Elizabeth Taylor of the New York State Supreme Court, was one of the many in attendance to support Bravo’s swearing in. The night was full of applause, warm congratulations and screams of “wepa” as they celebrated. Photo ET Rodriguez
Attorney General Letitia James congratulates Bravo, one of dozens of politicos to attend the swearing in ceremony on Feb. 9, 2023. James spoke lovingly of Bravo and her work throughout the years. “Democracy dictates that we all have a role to play in our justice system — I congratulate you, my sister,” James said. Photo ET Rodriguez
It was a who’s who of Bronx dignitaries as state Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz and Bronx Community College (BCC) president Thomas A. Isekenegbe chat at the BCC library prior to Bravo’s swearing in as county clerk. Photo ET Rodriguez

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