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Former Community Board Chairman to Run for State Assembly

By Carolina Pichardo | February 25, 2016 1:39pm
 Former CB 12 chairman, George Fernandez, stepped down as treasurer and member of the board on Tuesday to announce his run for State Assembly in the 72nd District.
Former CB 12 chairman, George Fernandez, stepped down as treasurer and member of the board on Tuesday to announce his run for State Assembly in the 72nd District.
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George Fernandez

UPTOWN — The former chairman of an Uptown community board is running for State Assembly.

George Fernandez, who was head of CB12 and most recently served as its treasurer, stepped down Tuesday to concentrate on his election bid to represent the 72nd District.

"Our community needs people who are willing to make a long term commitment," Fernandez said in a statement.

"I will fight for you and I will work with integrity, openness, commitment and compassion." 

The seat Fernandez is running for is currently occupied by Guillermo Linares, who is running for Congress along with the current State Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Linares has not yet announced if he will concurrently be running to keep his assembly seat.