Philadelphia’s Democratic Councilwoman for the 7th district, Maria Quiñones-Sanchez will visit the AL DÍA newsroom on Thursday, March 14 at 3 p.m. for an AL DÍA Talk.
In 2007, Quiñones-Sanchez became the first ever Latina elected to a district council seat in Philadelphia. She has represented her North Philadelphia district, which covers parts of Fairhill, Kensington, Hunting Park, Feltonville, Frankford, and Juniata Park, since 2008.
Quiñones-Sanchez has been closely involved in the city’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis, which has hit parts of her district especially hard. She also championed the recently passed Fair Workweek and minimum wage bills, and was actively engaged with relief efforts for Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017.
Currently, the Councilwoman chairs the Committees of Appropriations, and the Committee on Licenses and Inspections. She is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Streets and Services, and the Committee on Public Health and Human Services.
She is also a member of the following committees: Rules; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs; Education; Labor and Civil Service; and Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless.
Philadelphia will hold its primary elections on May 21st. State representative, and long-time rival, Angel Cruz is challenging Quiñones-Sanchez for the 7th district seat. Should she win, Quiñones-Sanchez would enter her fourth term in office.
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