About Ron Bautista
Ron Bautista is a local activist and candidate for County Freeholder for District 5. He has been an advisor on transit solutions for the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, for institutions like the NY State Department of State on building a stronger relationship between government and the people, and has been an executive director for an education nonprofit.
Bautista decided to run for County Freeholder to fight for a Hudson County that works for all ages and abilities. Ron’s platform is focused on having a more people-friendly County, with safer streets, more homes for mixed-income people, and 100% renewable energy.
Bautista’s Code of Political Ethics
The first time I told my wife I was going to run for office, she asked: “why would you want to go into something that has such a bad reputation?” I say that every one of us has the shared responsibility to participate in changing that reputation and lead by example. In politics, there’s too much at stake and we cannot just leave it to others; “if you are not at the table, you’re most likely on the menu.” As honest, progressive people we need to be at the decision-making table, we must have a voice and a vote that represents everyone. This is my first agreement with the people, a set of values that neighbors, politicians, friends and family will expect me to follow and that I’m happy to be accountable for.
At the end of the day we’re all neighbors, which means we’ve all decided to be part of one community. We are all in this together and we share a responsibility with each other. This is why I pledge to have people’s lives always come first in government decisions, starting with our most vulnerable neighbors.
I pledge to represent the people, not big money donors. I will refuse any contributions from real estate developers, corporate PACs or corporate lobbyists.