For New York State Senate 2016
Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico Jesus Gonzalez has been living in the 13th Senate District over the past six years. Jesus has witnessed the struggle many people are faced with on a daily basis in the community. Jesus has identified the struggles of job loss, regulations on small business (including fines and penalties, over crowded hospitals, and overcrowded schools. As the Republican candidate Jesus has made a pledge to support all local merchants on Roosevelt Avenue (and throughout the district) to help improve business, and make our streets safer.
At the age of 16, (while attending high school) Jesus started serving his community in Cayey, Puerto. As the youngest volunteer fire fighter on the Island, he worked every day after school (including weekends). He attended emergency medical technician courses; including volunteering with the national civil defense organization, where he trained for terrorism preparedness with the Puerto Rican Government. Jesus also participated in the Home Land Security readiness program in San Juan Puerto Rico, and served as Instructor for the Puerto Rico Fire Academy.
Upon graduation from High school, Jesus became the first member of his family to attend college. In 2005, he graduated from the Universidad Del Turabo with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a minor in Business Management and Accounting. In 2007, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources Administration from the Universidad Del Turabo. Jesus currently works as the Human Resource manager for one of the largest privately own Travel Agency in New York City. As the Human Resource manager he provides leadership skills that help individuals find employment, and resolves all labor relations within the company. Jesus also participates in the development of safe and fair labor practices, and creates effective employee/employer relationships.
Jesus is running for Senate in order to improve the quality of life in New York State for all residents, and to help address the issues that have prevented small business development. Jesus promises to help identify the problems in the community by working with the activist and legal professionals of the district in order to help create progress
" It was a pleasure working with Jesus Gonzalez, as our Human Resources Manager, he was informative, knowledgeable and very professional in a very high stressful enviornment. He implemented programs that were beneficial to employees. He was always upbeat and as an employee, I felt comfortable going to speak to him to discuss any questions or concerns I had."
Jenna Tarasco, Marketing Coordinator
"In his position as HR Manager, Jesus Gonzalez did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to our organization during his tenure with the office. Jesus is very organized, can work independently, and is able to effectly multi-task to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely manner.
Jesus was always willing to offer his assistance and had an excellent rapport with the many constituents served by our office including clients, employers, and other professional organizations. Because he knows how to listen to employee's needs and concerns. Jesus was very well liked by everyone."
George Bardac, IT Support Specialist
" Having known Jesus Gonzalez for the past three (3) years as a co-worker, I not only admire him for his strong work ethic and leadership, as our Human Resources Supervisor, but at a personal level, I Admire him for his desire to truly make a difference in the community. I, myself, am involved in charity work for various organizations and in several discussions with Jesus, I found a compassionate and dedicated individual. I learned that we largely shared a common interest in helping others, as well, as improving conditions for everyone in different aspects such as the economy, healthcare and education. I wish him all the best and greater success in his endeavors and future plans for the district and New York !"
Donna Benzon, Accountant