Islip Town Council District 1
Manny Troche (R)
Jorge Guadrón (D)
Guadrón ran for town council back in 2019, but the field was much larger. He said he is happy that with the redistricting, his community will finally have a say on the council.
“I have seen that for far too long our minority communities of Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore have been neglected and ignored by the Town Board members,” Guadrón said.
“I intend to be the ears, the eyes, and the voice of the minority community of Brentwood, Bay Shore and Central Islip.”
Guadrón came to the United States over 40 years ago, fleeing political violence in his home country of El Salvador. He became an American citizen in 1996 and is passionate about showcasing the American dream to others.
“This country really embraced us and gave us opportunities to realize the dream, and I can tell you that I am the essence of the American dream,” Guadrón said.
He believes the American dream begins in hometowns, and being on the Islip Town Board will let him help others achieve the American dream such as owning a home or running a small business.
Some issues that Guadrón is passionate about are streamlining the permit process for small businesses and improving infrastructure in District 1, including garbage removal, road paving and snow removal.
“Our roads are crumbling in this part of the town,” Guadrón said of District 1. “The only thing they do is the big patch. When you go to other neighborhoods in the town, especially in the south, those roads are carpet-like.”
Guadrón worked in the restaurant industry for 18 years and was a shop steward assistant for the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, Local 100 in NYC. In 2002, he started his own marketing company, Guadrón International. He is currently serving his fourth term as president of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce.
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