Nydia Velazquez

Democrat for NY-US House, 7

First elected in 1992

Date of birth: 3/28/1953

Top issues: Small Businesses, Puerto Rico, Affordable Housing, Immigration Reform

Committees: Committee on Small Business, Committee on Financial Services— Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions; Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Committee on Natural Resources— Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

Former profession: Professor / Director of Puerto Rican Community Affairs

Education: M.A., New York University; B.A., University of Puerto Rico

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Nydia was the first Latina woman to serve on the New York City Council and the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the House.