Born into a large family in Harlem, Robert has lived in Washington Heights with his family for over 40 years. He’s built his career in public service, serving on the New York City Council for more than a decade and as president of his local community school board, where he walked 150 miles to Albany to bring attention to the issues around education inequality.
- Committed to protecting and defending DREAMers
- Fighting for more equal, tenant-friendly housing laws
- Advocate for transparent government, including ethics and election reforms