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Rafael L  Gomez City Council Group 7

Rafael L Gomez

Rafael L Gomez for City Council, Group 7

Location
Hialeah, Florida
District / Locality
Group 7
County
Miami-Dade
Political Affiliation
Democratic
Office
City Council
Incumbency
Challenger
Election Date
11/07/2017

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

I was Born in New York City, at French Hospital a non profit hospital. I am the son of immigrants who arrived in Manhattan in the 1950's. I have worked in Fast Food, as a Construction Laborer, an Electrician's Helper, a Plumber's Helper, a Correctional Officer, a Police Officer for 26 years, 12 of those years as a Detective. In all my jobs if a labor union existed I always became a member and in two occasions, I was elected Union Representative. I have lived in Hialeah, FL for 33 years, I am married with three grown children. I am fully retired and presently running for Hialeah City Council.

My Positions

SUPPORT
S

Infrastructure Repair & Investment

“I fully support the building of parks and green areas in the City of Hialeah. I support good environmental municipal policy addressing industrial contamination and I support a policy of building lower density communities in the city. ”

SUPPORT
S

Public Safety

“I support the hiring of more Police Officers from a pool of qualified city residents to rebuild the Hialeah Police Department's depleted force. Establish Community Policing programs, bike patrol, and expand Police Athletic League programs. The hiring of more Firefighters from a pool of qualified city residents and more equipment to fight fires and rescue sick and injured people. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Increase of the Minimum Wage

“An $8.10 per hour minimum wage is not sustainable in this city. I support gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour to allows workers to pay for rent, food, transportation, utility, and other needs of life. ”

SUPPORT
S

Mass Transit

“I support expanding mass transit in the city with fuel efficient buses. ”

SUPPORT
S

Organized Labor Unions

“I support the right of workers to organize in a labor union.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Obamacare

“The City of Hialeah has one of the highest Affordable Care Act enrollment rates in the nation and yet there are still thousands of residents who have no health insurance or an affordable clinic to visit when they are sick; therefore, I support the establishment of a non profit Family Clinic to serve the city's poor and uninsured. ”

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Canvassing in Hialeah

10 Volunteers

Knocking on doors in the various precincts of the city of Hialeah, and sharing campaign information with people.