Long Island has a growing cadre of talented Latino political leaders.
Vivian Viloria Fisher of Seatuket, David Mejias of Hickville, Phil Ramos of Brentwood, Ricardo Montano of Central Islip, Mark Bonilla of Hempstead and Nydia Velasquez of Brooklyn are some the stars.
However, if things go according to plan, the most powerful Latino on Long Island come January 1, 2010 may hail from a different island and may never reside on Long Island proper.
He's Adolfo Carrión Jr., the current Bronx borough president--and a resident of City Island.
Carrión recently announced that he will run for NYC Comptroller in 2009.
If successful in his bid, Comptroller Carrión would oversee NYC's massive $60 billion budget, $50 billion capital plan and $100 billion+ in pension funds--a chunk of which directly and indirectly impacts residents and businesses in Queens, Brooklyn and beyond.
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Official Biography of Adolfo Carrión Jr.