About Ydanis Rodríguez
Ydanis Rodríguez – is the Council member for the 10th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill in Manhattan. Rodríguez serves as the Chairman of the Council Transportation Committee. After two unsuccessful attempts to run for City Council in 2001 and 2003, Rodriguez ran a successful election campaign in 2009, winning the Democratic primary election by over 60 percent against seven other candidates. Rodriguez is the chairman of the Higher Education Committee. As a former co-founder and teacher in one of the schools in his district, Rodriguez took a personal interest in the role education plays in the community. Councilman Rodriguez led the City Council in a unanimous rejection of Mayor DeBlasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing project in his district.