Melanie Hidalgo

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Melanie Hidalgo
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Former candidate for
New York State Assembly, District 72
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Melanie Hidalgo was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 72 of the New York State Assembly.


Campaign themes


Hidalgo's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Melanie will work tirelessly to put a stop to the high drop-out rates in our schools by working closely with students, parents and the community to create workable solutions and action plans and encouraging our youth to achieve their goals through education."

Family Integration

  • Excerpt: "Melanie will advocate for our community to have more recreational and educational programs that involve both the youth and their parents to build a stronger bond between them and keep our families unified and growing healthy physically, socially, as well as emotionally."

More Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Melanie will fight to make sure that the state Budget agreements lower the cost of doing business, making our community an attractive place for new and existing businesses to succeed."

Affordable Housing

  • Excerpt: "Melanie Hidalgo will fight to preserve and strengthen rent stabilization laws and funding affordable housing alternatives to provide a safe and secure home for our families and to revitalize our community."

Safe Neighborhoods

  • Excerpt: "Melanie will advocate for more officers to conduct more local surveillance, more prevention strategies in will police and the community work together to prevent crimes."



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Guillermo Linares defeated Francesca Castellanos, Manny De Los Santos, Mayobanex Villalona and Melanie Hidalgo in the Democratic primary, while Ronnie Cabrera was unopposed in the Republican primary. Linares defeated Cabrera in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 72 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGuillermo Linares 91.4% 12,226
     Republican Ronnie Cabrera 8.6% 1,149
Total Votes 13,375
New York State Assembly, District 72 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGuillermo Linares 44.8% 3,210
Manny De Los Santos 26.5% 1,896
Melanie Hidalgo 18.3% 1,308
Francesca Castellanos 7.6% 542
Mayobanex Villalona 2.8% 202
Total Votes 7,158


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Hidalgo ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 72. She lost against Mayra S. Linares, Gabriela Rosa, and Ruben D. Vargas in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 72 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Rosa 43.4% 3,049
Mayra Linares 34.5% 2,425
Melanie Hidalgo 15.3% 1,077
Ruben Vargas 6.7% 470
Total Votes 7,021

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