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Victor M. Pichardo

Victor M. Pichardo (born August 27, 1984) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing 86th New York State Assembly District, which includes the University and Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Kingsbridge, Tremont, and Fordham sections of the Bronx.

Victor M. Pichardo
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 86 district
In office
January 1, 2014 – present
Preceded byNelson Castro
Personal details
Born (1984-08-27) August 27, 1984 (age 34)
New York, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
Working Families Party
ResidenceBronx, New York
Alma materUniversity at Buffalo
CommitteesCities, Higher Education, Housing, Real Property Taxation, Small Business, Social Services


Early life and careerEdit

He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.[1]

Pichardo went on to work for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer as a staff assistant and was eventually promoted to Community Outreach Coordinator. During his time with Senator Schumer, Pichardo worked on such important issues such as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the DREAM Act and the Affordable Care Act.

After serving for 4 years in Senator Schumer’s office, Pichardo became an Associate Director of Public Relations at Mercy College. In 2012, Pichardo left Mercy to join New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera’s staff as Director of Community Affairs.[2][3]

Political careerEdit

Pichardo was elected to the New York State Assembly in a November 2013 special election.[4] In the special election, Pichardo was endorsed by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and then-Bronx Democratic Party Chairman Carl Heastie.[2]

In 2014, Pichardo was re-elected to a full term in the New York State Assembly with 95 percent of the vote. He defeated challengers Rene Santos and Jose Marte.[5]

In 2016, Pichardo was re-elected to a full term in the New York State Assembly with the highest percentage of the vote.


  1. ^ "Assembly Bio". External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b Katz, Celeste. "Bronx Democrats Back Victor Pichardo In Assembly Special To Replace Nelson Castro". New York Daily News. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ Rocchio, Patrick. "Assemblyman Victor Pichardo squeaks by challenger Hector Ramirez once again after count of paper ballots in 86th Assembly District". Bronx Times. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Election Results". External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ "New York Election Results 2014". New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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