Stop Monserrate for City Council
Abused Women. Abused Public Funds.
Abused YOUR Trust.
Hiram Monserrate, the first person to be expelled from the New York State Senate in nearly a century, is now running to represent District 21 in Queens on the City Council.
Hiram Monserrate’s record:
2008: Convicted of domestic violence
2009: Switched to the GOP for power grab
2010: Expelled from the New York State Senate
2012: Guilty of misuse of public funds and sent to prison
NOW New York spoke out against Monserrate in 2009 to push him out of the Senate for his violent assault on his partner, and NOW New York is speaking out again, in 2017: “A man who slices a woman’s face is not a person who deserves to be a community leader, much less an elected leader,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW New York.
The people of East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, and New York City deserve better. That’s why women and concerned community members are working with NOW to STOP MONSERRATE. We’ll be hitting the streets of Queens, and we need YOUR help on the ground, talking to voters, attending protests, and continuing the conversation on social media. Will you join us?
Sign up here to join our Stop Monserrate Action Team.
We’ll be hitting the streets of Queens, and we need your help on the ground, talking to voters, attending protests and rallies, and starting the conversation on social media.
Read Monserrate’s full record here:
2008 – Convicted Domestic Abuser
- Monserrate was found guilty of misdemeanor assault for slicing his girlfriend’s face around her left eye, cutting her to the skull, leaving a lasting scar and dragging her through the lobby of his apartment complex.
Source: Monserrate Is Cleared of Felonies – The New York Times
2009 – Shifted party allegiance on a dime
- Monserrate joined the Republican Party in a power grab for control of the State Senate that would displace Democrats as party leaders. Then, he reverted back to the Democratic Party after receiving a committee chairmanship.
Source: Republicans Seize Control of State Senate – The New York Times
2010 – Expelled from the State Senate
- The State Senate expelled Monserrate after he was convicted of domestic assault, the first time in nearly a century that the Legislature has forced a member from office.
- The disciplinary committee found that Monserrate showed little remorse for injuring his girlfriend and that he was more interested in preserving his political standing.
Source: New York Senate Expels Monserrate Over Assault – The New York Times
2012 – Misused City Funds for his own profit
- Monserrate admitted to steering $300,000 in city funds to a nonprofit group that he led. Of the appropriated funds, he used about $100,000 to pay for his failed 2006 Senate campaign. He pled guilty to charges of mail fraud and conspiracy and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Source: Monserrate Gets 2 Years in Prison for Misusing City Funds – The New York Times