2022 Election Wins in New York!  

July 20, 2022

On June 28, 2022, New York City residents voted for four Leaders of Color to represent them in leadership positions across the city! We are proud to congratulate Clarisa Alayeto, Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor, Malynda Rascoe, and Ramdat Singh for their wins! 

We look forward to more wins and greater representation for our communities, families, and children.

Meet the Leaders of Color New York 2022 Election and Primary Winners:

Clarisa Alayeto

Seat Won: Judicial Delegate, The Bronx, AD 84

Clarisa Alayeto is a lifelong Bronx resident who grew up in public housing. She is a CUNY Alumni and has a rich history of service to the community. She has dedicated most of her life to youth development, education, and public health. Currently, she serves as the only Manager of Community and Government Affairs for an entire public charter school network serving families of East Harlem and the South Bronx. Before this, Clarisa spent her time organizing against gun violence. In 2011 she founded Yothatzpeace a grassroots organization focused on ending gun violence among youth living in public housing.

Clarisa volunteers with various local groups including her ocal community board where she served as Vice-Chair Person. In addition, she served on the Community Education Council and recently was appointed to the NYC Public Health Advisory Council. Through all of her work, Clarisa continues to fight to bring true equity to her community so that people can get access to the support and resources they deserve.

Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor

Primary Won: Bronx Civil Court Judge (Democratic Primary)

Yadhira González-Taylor is a Bronx born attorney, educator, veteran, mother to three daughters, and the wife of a retired NYC firefighter. She has served in every level of government, including the Military.  She is running for Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York in The Bronx. Her lived, and legal experiences have given her a unique perspective on our criminal justice system's needs and the people of this City. Upon graduation from New York Law School in 2002, she began her career as an Assistant D.A. in The Bronx. Yadhira then became an internal prosecutor at the N.Y.P.D. handling corruption and misconduct matters. She currently serves the Nation’s largest school district as an administrative hearing officer handling matters involving accusations against students for serious infractions including violence, gun possession, and sexual assaults. Yadhira is a product of public schools both here and in Puerto Rico. She holds a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of the City University of New York. She is a graduate of New York Law School, where she was an active member of the Moot Court Association. Yadhira attended college, graduate school, and law school while raising her two oldest daughters.

Malynda Rascoe:

Seats Won: County Committee Member, Brooklyn and Judicial Delegate, Brooklyn, AD 52

Malynda V. Rascoe is a well-respected political strategist and influencer.  She serves on local and national Democratic campaigns with the primary goal of electing competent and qualified candidates who align with her progressive and forward-thinking values. Malynda serves as the Chair of the New York State Young Democrats Women’s Caucus, where she represents female identifying youth and young adults ages 16-36, across 62 counties.  In addition, she serves as an At-Large Board Member with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Brooklyn Branch. Malynda holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Administration, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 

Ramdat Singh

Seat Won: District 81 Leader, The Bronx

Ramdat Singh is a lifelong Bronx resident with a passion to serve others. Raised in the 81st Assembly district’s Norwood neighborhood, Ramdat is a first generation Indo-Caribbean, the son of Guyanese immigrants. Growing up in Norwood, he attended the local schools; PS 94, MS 80 and Marble Hill School for International Studies and went on to study Political Science and Public Policy at CUNY- City College of New York (CCNY). Soon after graduating from CCNY, he attended CUNY- Brooklyn college to earn a Masters of Science in Education (MS. Ed). For the past 6 years, Ramdat has taught special education in the community and has taught at-risk youth in the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) program. While working as an Educator, Ramdat has advocated and testified at City Hall for educational investments and has drafted educational policies focused on community schools and restorative justice practices. For the past ten years, he has worked on getting communities civically engaged through voter education campaigns. While serving as the Director of Civic Engagement, he launched a Caribbean-focused voter education campaign to educate Caribbean immigrants about local elections, census outreach and legislative redistricting.

Currently, Ramdat is the Vice chair of the Youth Committee, ensuring that we invest in our youth and ensure they have the tools to be successful. He serves on the Education, Libraries and Cultural affairs committee, ensuring that all of our students receive an equitable education. Moreover, he serves on the Special Committee on Racial Equity, ensuring all of the community has the needed resources to thrive in this society.

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