Ray is a lifelong Manhattanite, committed to public service. His commitment is inspired by the sacrifices of his parents – who came to New York City seeking opportunity – and by the challenges he and his family faced while building a life in one of the City’s poorest neighborhoods.
Ray was born and raised in the Baruch Houses, a New York City Housing Authority complex. His story is a quintessential New York tale, marked by early hardships and the support of public institutions. Ray’s mother came from Central America as a young adult, eager to work and build a better life.”
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