Victor L. Robles

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Victor Robles
Member of the New York City Council from the 34th District
In office
1992–2001
Preceded by Joseph Lisa
Succeeded by Diana Reyna
Member of the New York City Council from the 27th District
In office
1985–1991
Preceded by Luis Olmedo
Succeeded by Archie Spigner
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 53rd district
In office
January 1, 1983 – December 31, 1984
Preceded by Woodrow Lewis
Succeeded by Vito Lopez
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 59th district
In office
January 1, 1979 – December 31, 1982
Preceded by Peter G. Mirto
Succeeded by Eric N. Vitaliano
Personal details
Born (1945-06-15) June 15, 1945 (age 71)
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Occupation Politician

Victor L. Robles (born June 15, 1945) is an American politician from New York.

Biography[edit]

Robles was born on June 15, 1945, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.[1] He grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he was raised by the Puerto Rican-American community activist Aurea M. Blanco. At a young age, he was asked by his mother to translate for her at neighborhood meetings and protests; through these activities, he caught the attention of former assemblyman and State Supreme Court Justice Gilbert Ramirez, who introduced him to Shirley Chisholm. He went on to work on Chisholm's staff, and entered politics as a Democrat.[2]

Robles was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1979 to 1984, sitting in the 183rd, 184th and 185th New York State Legislatures. He was a member of the New York City Council from 1985 to 2001. In October 2001, he was elected by the City Council as City Clerk of New York.[3] He remained in office until July 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Red Book (1983–1984; pg. 282)
  2. ^ Randal C. Archibold (2005-01-04). "Back Home in Brooklyn, Rivals and Allies Remember Chisholm". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Manhattan: Vote On City Clerk by Diane Cardwell and Anthony Ramirez, in the New York Times on October 12, 2001
  4. ^ Manhattan: Nominee for City Clerk in the New York Times on January 4, 2008
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Peter G. Mirto
New York State Assembly
59th District

1979–1982
Succeeded by
Eric N. Vitaliano
Preceded by
Woodrow Lewis
New York State Assembly
53rd District

1983–1984
Succeeded by
Vito Lopez
New York City Council
Preceded by
Luis Olmedo
New York City Council
27th District

1985–1991
Succeeded by
Archie Spigner
Preceded by
Joseph Lisa
New York City Council
34th District

1992–2001
Succeeded by
Diana Reyna