Peterson A. Vazquez

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Peterson Vazquez
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Candidate for
New York State Assembly, District 138
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRoberts Wesleyan University (2007)
Master'sRoberts Wesleyan University (2012)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Campaign website
Peterson Vazquez is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 138 of the New York State Assembly.


Vazquez earned his B.S. in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan University in 2007 and his M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan University in 2012. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner, and most recently as a Revenue Officer for the US Department of Treasury. Vazquez served as a Sergeant in the US Army.[1]


Campaign themes


Vazquez's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Revise rules that stifle the economy and impede economic growth."
  • Excerpt: "Make it easier for companies to expand and create new jobs."
  • Excerpt: "Reduce red tape and bureaucratic regulations on business."
  • Excerpt: "Lower tax rates so a stable work force stays in the state."


  • Excerpt: "Recognize that there is no such thing as a common child."
  • Excerpt: "Allow teachers to teach in a way that students can learn."
  • Excerpt: "Let parents participate in the cultivation of their child’s future."
  • Excerpt: "Help students see that the American Dream can be theirs as well."


  • Excerpt: "Enact term limits on elected officials and legislative leaders."
  • Excerpt: "Raise the people’s voice through initiative and referendum."
  • Excerpt: "Level the playing field for candidates of all political parties."
  • Excerpt: "Demonstrate the courage to call out even one’s own party."


On his campaign website, Vazquez highlights three main issues of his campaign:[3]

  • Education Reform: "Many public school systems are underfunded, and worse, focused on social issues versus focusing on teaching fundamentals such as; reading, writing, math and logic, and the sciences. Our community needs students who can read and write in order to provide for their future families and contribute to the betterment of our community."[3]
  • Economic Development: " Mandates, duplicate services, programs, and systems have become an unnecessary burden on hard-working taxpayers as well as a burden to grassroots efforts seeking to better our community. If we reduce or outright eliminate mandates and duplicated services, programs, and systems the savings can then be passed on to taxpayers and grassroots efforts serving those in need within our community."[3]
  • Protecting Employees: "Overregulation and the mishandling of taxpayer dollars have placed both public & private employee benefits and pensions in harm’s way. It is the belief of many that those who work hard should be rewarded fair and equitably. No public or private employee should have to worry about their benefits and pensions because some of our elected officials think it is ok to not listen to their constituents and overregulate or mishandle taxpayer dollars."[3]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Harry Bronson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Peterson A. Vazquez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bronson is running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Vazquez is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Bronson and Vazquez will face off in the general election.[4][5]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Vazquez ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 138. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He was defeated by district 131 incumbent Harry B. Bronson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 138, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Bronson Incumbent 63.3% 29,715
     Republican Peterson A. Vazquez 36.7% 17,242
Total Votes 46,957


Vazquez is affiliated with the Chester F. Carlson MetroCenter YMCA Board of Directors, Latino Leadership Development Program, United Way of Rochester, and Rochester Hispanic Business Association.[1]

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