Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico Jesus Gonzalez has been living in the 13th Senate District over the past ten years. Jesus has witnessed the struggle of many people had faced with on daily basis in the community. Jesus has identified the struggles of job loss, regulations on small business (including fines and penalties, over crowded hospitals, and overcrowded schools.
Jesus has made a pledge to support all local merchants on Roosevelt Avenue (and throughout the district) to help improve business, and make our streets safer. At the age of 16, (while attending high school) Jesus started serving his community in Cayey, Puerto. As the youngest volunteer fire fighter on the Island, he worked every day after school (including weekends).
He attended emergency medical technician courses; including volunteering with the national civil defense organization, where he trained for terrorism preparedness with the Puerto Rican Government. Jesus also participated in the Home Land Security readiness program in Cayey Puerto Rico, and served as the administrative coordinator for the Cayey Fire Academy.
Upon graduation from High school, Jesus became the first member of his family to attend college. In 2005, he graduated from the Universidad del Turabo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a minor in Business Management and Accounting. In 2007, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources Administration from the Universidad del Turabo.
Jesus currently works as the Human Resource Manager for one of the largest franchised Travel Agencies in New York City. As the Human Resource Manager he provides leadership skills that help individuals find employment, and resolves all labor relations within the company. Jesus also participates in the development of safe and fair labor practices, and creates effective employee/employer relationships.
Jesus is running for Senate in order to improve the quality of life in New York State for all residents, and to help address the issues that have prevented small business development. Jesus promises to help identify the problems in the community by working with the activist and legal professionals of the district in order to help create progress.
"It was a pleasure working with Jesus. As our Human Resources Director, he was informative, knowledgeable and very professional in a very high stressful environment. At Madame Paulette, he implemented programs that were beneficial to employees. He was always upbeat and as an employee, I felt comfortable going to speak to him to discuss any questions or concerns I had. " - Jenna Tarasco
"In his position as HR Director, Jesus did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to our organization during his tenure with the office. Jesus is very organized, can work independently, and is able to effectly multi-task to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely manner. Jesus was always willing to offer his assistance and had an excellent rapport with the many constituents served by our office including clients, employers, and other professional organizations. Because he knows how to listen to employee's needs and concerns Jesus was very well liked by everyone. Jesus would be an asset to any employer and I recommend her for any endeavor he chooses to pursue." - George Bardac
"I want to express my support for his candidacy for the Senate for the state of New York.
Over the years, you have been an example for our community, since the age of 11, you have served our people with great pride and passion in different areas of public service such as: Volunteer Firefighter, member of the Civil Defense , in situations of national emergencies. Gonzalez was always at the forefront and putting himself at the service of the community in whatever was necessary.
Being Mayor of the city of Cayey for 20 years, Gonzalez has been one of the few Cayeyanos who have had the passion to serve and help those in need."- Hon. Rolando Ortiz Velazquez Mayor-D