14 MARCH 11, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Queens BP Richards endorses Juan
Ardila for District 30 City Council seat
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
Queens Borough President Donovan
Richards is supporting Juan Ardila’s
bid for City Council’s District
30, a seat currently held by Councilman
Richards, who is also up for reelection
as Queens borough president,
announced his endorsement of Ardila
on March 2.
“Juan Ardila is going to be a tremendous
advocate for the people of District
30,” Richards said. “There are so many
issues that need to be addressed and no
one will work harder than Juan to create
the change we need. He will be a great
partner as we navigate these challenging
times to help Queens thrive again.”
Ardila is challenging first-term
incumbent Robert Holden for City
Council District 30, which encompasses
Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle
Village, Woodhaven and Woodside.
Some of his main policy points revolve
around aff ordable housing for all, more
public transportation access and investment
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards endorsed City Council candidate Juan Ardila.
Photo courtesy of Queens borough president’s offi ce/Juan Ardila’s campaign
“Having Borough President Donovan
Richards join our team speaks to the
strength of this campaign and the real
grassroots movement we’re building to
create change and prosperity for District
30,” Ardila said. “I look forward to
working with BP Richards to bring much
needed resources to our communities
and to help our local economy get back
on its feet as we approach the end of the
The 26-year-old Maspeth native has
worked in public service for several
years. He currently works as a program
coordinator at the Legal Aid Society, and
previously worked at the International
Rescue Committee. Ardila also worked
as a consultant at the NYC Department
of Education, where he supported the
expansion of universal pre-K, pre-K Dual
Language and the 3-K for All program.
Richards’ support of Ardila adds to
the candidate’s list of endorsements,
which include state Senators Michael
Gianaris and Jessica Ramos, Assemblywoman
Catalina Cruz, City Councilmen
Brad Lander and Antonio Reynoso, and
District Leaders Emilia Decaudin and
Mufazzal Hossain. He’s also received
endorsements from the New York
Working Families Party, CWA, Road
to Justice Coalition (SEIU 1199, Make
the Road Action, & CVH power), TenantsPAC,
Run for Something, Churches
United for Fair Housing, Queens
United Independent Progressives,
Open NY and the American Institute
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