Fernando Ferrer
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"Fernando James "Freddy" Ferrer" was the Borough President of The Bronx from 1987 to 2001, and was a candidate for Mayor of New York City in 2001 and the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party nominee for Mayor in 2005.

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That's the most important thing: juxtaposing our positive vision for the city against Mike Bloomberg, ... He shouldn't profit from this in the least.

Our time is now.

We need to address the root causes of poverty by creating more affordable housing, by streamlining the enrollment process to get more people health insurance and by stemming the dropout crisis and graduating more kids with the skills they need to succeed.

You've said to the press, we're taking our future in our own hands. This is our city and we're gonna make it work for everyone.

I forgot to say this before.

I proudly accept the nomination of the Democratic Party to be mayor.

Mike Bloomberg's worst nightmare _ Democrats together, and the beginning of the end of his administration.

The road has been long, my friends, but this journey has been worth it. And we're almost there, because we're about to make history, and in eight weeks we're going to change history.