"Who would not want to follow Ruben Diaz almost anywhere he wants to lead? That was the sentiment from some of the editorial board when it came to incumbent Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
"Diaz has faithfully served the Bronx for several years and has done so with pride and distinction. He has worked tirelessly to change the sterotype and show that the Bronx is more than what we see on TV from decades past. He wants to shift the vision of the Bronx from the bleak past that plagues our minds to the vibrant communities that attract visitors from far and near. He wants to bring recognition to not only the new Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and the Botanical Gardens, but to Arthur Avenue and the fine dining options the Bronx has, as well as the wonderful cultural institutions and expressive arts community to which it plays host, while at the same time creating more jobs and housing to facilitate the ever-changing and growing borough.
"He is putting the Bronx back on the map for all the right reasons, and that is why we endorse Ruben Diaz Jr. for Bronx borough president."
Borough President For Bronx borough president in the Democratic primary, The Jewish Press endorses the incumbent, Ruben Diaz, Jr. who was elected in April 2009 in a special election following President Obama’s appointment of Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. to the position of director of the White House Office on Urban Affairs. A former New York State assemblyman, Mr. Diaz pursued a broad agenda of issues in Albany, including health care, insurance fraud, pedestrian safety, school bus safety and accountability of gas and electric companies, in which he continues to show interest. He has been a model borough president and should certainly be given the opportunity to run for reelection in the November general election.
"The Bronx is on the right path, led by a good president who deserves to finish what he started."