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Judicial Delegate Slate

Ramdat Singh Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Ramdat Singh 

Ramdat Singh is the Male District Leader for the 81st Assembly District and a teacher at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (RKA- 141). He’s been a special education teacher for 8 years now and advocates for education policy changes, working with Education think tanks and grassroots organizations. For more than 10 years, he has worked in political organizing; managing campaigns, and civic engagement for community-based organizations. He is a Board Member of Community Board 8, serving on the Parks and Education committees. He received his MS. Ed from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor’s in political science and public policy from the City College of New York. He is a Norwood native, currently living in Kingsbridge.

Sue Ellen Dodell Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Sue Ellen Dodell

Sue Ellen Dodell has been a lawyer for more than 40 years and a 

political activist her entire life. She was General Counsel to NYC’s 

Campaign Finance Board, Deputy General Counsel to NYC’s 

Comptroller, and has drafted legislation and lobbied in D.C., Albany, 

and NYC. She’s lobbied for immigration reform, election reform, and 

most recently, she’s been fighting NYC’s plan to move retirees from 

traditional Medicare to managed care. She received her J.D. from the 

Columbia University School of Law, and an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College. She resides in North Riverdale with her family.

George Diaz Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

George Diaz 

Raised in the Bronx, George Diaz grew up knowing the struggles of being poor in Mott Haven, Wakefield, and Norwood. George volunteered with God’s Love We Deliver bringing meals to 

homebound AIDS patients while in High School, graduated from Bronx Community College and the City College of New York. George volunteered for and was hired by former City Councilman Oliver Koppell to handle housing, transportation, disability, and police-related issues among others. George twice campaigned to get rid of Democratic Senator Jeff Klein who made deals with the Republicans to keep them in power in Albany for Klein’s political benefit instead of us. George participated and advocated in marches and rallies to push for the city’s Living Wage law and for an end to Stop and Frisk. Dissatisfied with the go-along-to-get-along politics of many of the elected officials in the Bronx who take money from developers and landlords and excuse the actions of fellow politicians, George became the first Democratic challenger for the State Assembly district in 26 years with the goal to change housing laws, change the way we fund and bring about education, get the political favoritism out of our judicial selection process,

institute true government reform to go after bad public servants and bad politicians and represent the entirety of the district.

Jacqueline or Jackey Gold Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Jackey Gold

Jackey Gold, one of the founding members of the Unity Democratic Club, is an expert in policy communications, speechwriting, press strategy, and thought leadership. She was the special assistant for public affairs to former comptroller (now State Senator) John Liu and authored all his 

major speeches and State of the City addresses. Previously, she was a journalist and her work appeared in many publications including The NY Times, CNN.com, and Crain's NY Business. She most recently served as Director of Communications in the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services and is currently the agency's Director of Client Experience. She also served on the kitchen cabinet for New Majority NYC Executive Director Jessica Haller's campaign for NYC Council. Ms. Gold lives in the Skyview development in Riverdale and is the proud single mom of two amazing daughters. She has an undergraduate degree with honors in Rhetoric and History from the State University at Albany and a master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota.

Lewis Kaminski Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Lewis Kaminski 

Lewis Kaminski is an organizer, policy analyst, and attorney, practicing law since 2010. He was born and raised in Spuyten Duyvil and has worked in large law firm practice, in-house, and in government. He currently serves as sole counsel at a software firm. Before that, Lewis 

was a litigator at a large international law firm, a fundraiser for organizations like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, and a policy advisor to Congressman Eliot Engel for six years, working on the judiciary and economic issues. Lewis currently lives in Spuyten Duyvil with his wife Jamie and Siberian Husky Jed.

Michael Villanova Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Michael Villanova 

Michael Villanova is an adjunct professor of political science in the CUNY system and works part-time in public health initiatives around COVID. From a queer, working-class background, Michael lives in Woodlawn and has been an organizer on several electoral and issue-based campaigns.

Jack Marth Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Jack Marth 

Jack Marth is an attorney who has spent his legal career working at non-profits in the Bronx. His practice has focused on housing and public benefits law. He has been politically involved since the 1980s and began a particular interest in local Bronx politics in 2010 when he volunteered to help elect Senator Gustavo Rivera to his first term in office. In 2011 his focus turned toward opposing Jeff Klein and the GOP-empowering Independent Democratic Conference. He 

volunteered on the 2014 campaign of Oliver Koppell to oust Klein, was a leader of the IDC Action Group (a project of NYCD 16 Indivisible), and volunteered on the 2018 campaign of Alessandra Biaggi. He served as an alternate Judicial Delegate in the 81st Assembly District in 2020. Most recently he volunteered in the campaigns of Mino Lora and Jessica Altagracia Woolford. He is a resident of Kingsbridge Heights.

David Knapp Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

David Knapp 

David Knapp is a New York State Licensed Social Worker (LMSW), with other fifteen years of experience helping vulnerable older adults. Currently, he works for the New York City Department of the Aging, running both a small boutique money management program, and overseeing a large elder abuse resource center. In 2017, I co-founded the NW Bronx Indivisible, a grassroots political organization serving the northwest Bronx. I have conversations with people, many of whom are unaffiliated and disillusioned with politics, and get them involved locally with something they are passionate about. David has lived in central Riverdale for the last 19 years, with his wife and two sons.

Morgan Evers 

Morgan Evers Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Morgan Evers is a community leader, teacher, mother, and wife who has lived in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx with her family for 10 years. As a New York State Democratic Committee Member representing the 81st assembly district, she is actively involved in local politics in the Northwest Bronx. Morgan is a founding executive committee member of the Unity Democratic Club, and an executive board member of the PS24 Parent Teacher Association, and a member of the Women of Reform Judaism at the Riverdale Temple.Morgan's 16 years of experience as an elementary school teacher have instilled in her a deep passion for educating children about the importance of kindness and respect. This mindset has carried over into her work as a community leader, where she is known for her willingness to listen to the stories and needs of her neighbors.

Alternate Delegate Slate

Abigail Martin

Abigail Martin Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Abigail Martin was elected District Leader of the 81st Assembly District in 2022 and is a founding member of the Unity Democratic Club. Abigail’s early professional career was in social work and advocacy where she fought for The Bronx’s most vulnerable residents- children in foster care to receive the services they needed while in the family court system. Abigail then went into academia, teaching at Columbia University School of Social Work and Fordham University School of Social Service, helping prepare our city’s next generation of social workers. As part of her campaign for District Leader, Abigail promised to advocate for reforms that make our 

local democracy a more energized, participatory, and responsive space– this applies to our Judicial System. Abigail is pleased to lead a slate of Alternate Judicial Delegates for the 81st Assembly District in 2023.

Aaron Stayman 

Aaron Stayman Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Aaron Stayman is a Riverdale resident who has been heavily involved in local politics since 2018, when he led volunteer teams in Riverdale for Alessandra Biaggi's first New York State Senate campaign. Professionally, Aaron is a marketing analytics consultant and frequently brings that 

knowledge of technology to any volunteer team he works with, as well as his management experience in retail and corporate settings. Aaron ran for Male Democratic State Committee Member in 2018 with Morgan Evers as his female counterpart-their goals were heavily focused on transparency of that role and its processes, and that objective remains for his focus on a position as an alternate judicial delegate as well. Should Aaron be elected, he will work to ensure that he and his teammates are clear and transparent with the community before and after the judicial convention and that we engage the community in the judiciary process.

Brent Schneider

Brent Schneider Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Brent Schneider was born and raised in Riverdale, the Son of a Speech Therapist and Special Education Teacher. After graduating from St. John's University in 2017, He began to volunteer and organize political campaigns, beginning with Alessandra Biaggi's successful campaign against Jeff Klein. After 3 years at non-profits, working with people with developmental disabilities while continuing his organizing work, State Senator Gustavo Rivera hired Brent as his Field Director for his successful 2022 re-election campaign. Immediately following the campaign's conclusion, Senator Rivera brought Brent on board on the government side, hiring him to be a part of his Community Affairs Team, where he serves as the Senator's liaison for Community Board 8 and the 50th Precinct. Brent continues to live in the Spuyten Duyvil portion of Riverdale with his fiancée.

Betsey Knapp 

Betsey Knapp Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Betsey Knapp is proud to serve as President of the Unity Democratic Club. Prior experience includes being co-founder of our local Indivisible, launching the Bronx Unity Coalition, and worked to help elect Abigail Martin, Ramdat Singh, and Morgan Evers. My goals as President are to create a welcoming community for all, empower, and encourage participation in committees, activities and new leadership opportunities. Under my leadership, the club will be inclusive, transparent, accessible, and engaging. It is my plan to increase engagement throughout the district based upon these same principles.

Aryeh Kalb

Aryeh Kalb Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Aryeh Kalb is currently a senior at the Macaulay Honors Program at Lehman College majoring in political science. He now works for the New Majority NYC, an organization committed to electing women to the New York City City Council. He previously interned for Judge Verena Powell of the Bronx Civil Court. Kalb is actively involved in student government and advocacy on campus serving as Lehman College’s University Student Senate delegate for the past year and a half. Kalb has been active in Northwest Bronx politics for several years, often being the youngest person in the room and has worked on multiple local campaigns. He is currently the parliamentarian of the 

Unity Democratic Club. Kalb has lived in Riverdale for eighteen years and is humbled to be running to represent the community where he was raised.

Dario Quinsac 

Dario Quinsac Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Dario Quinsac is the Special Assistant to Senator Robert Jackson, where he oversees special projects. Before joining Senator Jackson’s team, he was a licensed real estate agent. Dario graduated from Baruch College with a degree in public affairs. Dario is a resident in Spuyten Duyvil.

Jennifer Bader

Jennifer Bader Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Jennifer Bader began her career as a transactional attorney, working as an associate at the New York and Paris offices of Cleary Gottlieb, followed by several years as an associate and then counsel at DLA Piper. Having changed her focus to commercial litigation, she is now a partner of a small firm, Provenzano Granne & Bader LLP, which she founded with two other former Cleary Gottlieb attorneys. In addition to her legal practice, Jennifer founded and operated a French-to-English legal and corporate translation company. Jennifer has a JD from Columbia Law School, a maîtrise in French law from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, a master’s degree in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. She resides with her family in North Riverdale.

Maria Arias- Clarke

Maria Arias Clarke Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Maria Arias Clarke is an experienced Director of Finance with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. She is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Government, and Program Evaluation. She earned a Master of Science from the New School and a Bachelor of Arts in history and Spanish from Middlebury College. She is an active volunteer with Women of Woodlawn and she is their beautification co-chair. She resides in Woodlawn with her family.

Stephanie Pietros 

Stephanie Pietros Judicial Delegate Unity Democratic Club

Stephanie Pietros has been an English professor at Mt. St. Vincent for 7 years and has been teaching writing and literature at the college level for 15 years. While her scholarly specialty is Shakespeare and other writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, she is equally passionate about advocacy for faculty and students at access-oriented institutions like the Mount, which is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). She has been a volunteer leader for the past 7 years with the New York State Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. A native of Rhode Island (and hence no stranger to intestine local politics), she 

moved to the Bronx almost 19 years ago. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Fordham University, and her B.A. summa cum laude in English and Music from Providence College. She lives with her family in Central Riverdale.

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