José R. Peralta (born 1972) represents District 39 in the New York State Assembly, which is located in Queens, New York and includes Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Peralta is a candidate for the New York State Senate, District 13, which includes the Queens neighborhoods of Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside.
- "We have an obligation to protect consumers from unfair businesses practices. The current political climate, sadly, disregards the protection of the consumer rights of immigrants, and we need to step in and make sure they get the services they pay for."
Peralta, IDC Unveil Report Examining Prepaid Calling Cards (June 7,2017)
- "Almost 1,000 new seats to replace the mini building and the rundown trailers will help our students learn in the environment they deserve. It will give them a better opportunity to succeed."
Overcrowded Louis Armstrong School in Corona to get new annex (March 27, 2017)
- "This proposal will help protect everyone from hazardous lead paint chips falling onto the street. We need to remove this dangerous problem from our above ground subway lines."
Building to Replace Trailers At Corona's PS 143 (March 23, 2017)
- "My door is always open to anyone, who like my parents, came here searching for the American Dream."
IDC Protects Immigrant Communities With Largest Legal Aid Fund in State History (March 19, 2017)
- "We must ensure we are able to assist women who have been victims of crimes, and help them in securing a life-changing visa so they can safely run away from their abusers and begin a new life without fear, I was pleased to secure state funding for Her Justice that will help the organization support the vital services it provides to at-risk women."
Peralta Allocates Funding For Her Justice To Help Women Obtain Special Visas (May 17, 2017)
- "We are working tirelessly to make sure our immigrant communities stay vibrant. They are the very fabric of our society, a staple of who we are as a city, as a state, as a nation." Immigration Forum in Queens (April 19th, 2017)
- "I want to bring a voice back to the community. I think we haven't received our fair share of resources."
Woodberry Jr., Warren (August 15, 2002). "Candidate's trying to woo new voters". New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-04.
- "I definitely want to focus on economic development, because that is what is needed in the community, as well as education."
Bertrand, Donald (November 7, 2002). "Peralta plan: Biz, Ed, Jobs - Boro's 1st Hispanic state lawmaker eager to start". New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-04.
- "The Assembly passed a budget that makes the right choices for young students across the state by helping schools avoid cutting essential educational programs, laying off teachers and increasing local property taxes. Without a sound investment in our children and their education, New York would face crumbling school buildings, overcrowded classrooms, and few opportunities to excel."
Toscano, John (May 21, 2003). "Eye on politics - DA Brown, Council Candidates Get Dem Nod". The Queens Gazette (www.qgazette.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-04.
- "It's the spirit of Dominicans coming out and the pride that we have in our music and our baseball players. Dominicans love two things: politics and baseball. When we're not talking politics, we're talking baseball."
Couch, Ben. "Mets set for Merengue Night honor - GM Minaya accepts state citation for club's outreach efforts". MLB.com (MLB Advanced Media, L.P.). Retrieved on 2010-03-04.
- "We are here to say that if you are evil enough to threaten the life of a child, if you are evil enough to interfere with their education, and if you are evil enough to place in danger the future of our communities, you ought to be punished in a very special way."
Quotes about Jose Peralta
- “We are very proud to join Senator Peralta in his efforts to keep the district looking beautiful. We consider it an honor and a privilege to be invited into this community, and we look forward to getting to work!”
Executive Director Jim Martin for the Association of the Community Employment Programs for the Homeless—cited in http://www.qgazette.com/news/2017-06-21/Front_Page/Peralta_Announces_Funding_For_Cleaning_Services_In.html (www.qchron.com).Retrieved on 2017-07-11.
- "We are very happy with this news, news about the construction of the new addition, and this wouldn’t have happened without the help from Senator Peralta Angèlica Salgado, He pushed for this project( Extension of PS 143) since the beginning."
President of the elementary school's Parent Teacher Organization Angelica Salgado—cited in O'Reilly, Anthony (March 23,2017). PS 143 Readies to Ship Trailers Out . Queens Chronicle (www.qchron.com). Retrieved on 2017-07-11.
- "Senator Peralta embodies the spirit of this conference’s drive to get real results for the people of New York."
Bronx State Senator Jeffery Klein — cited in Toure, Madina (January 25, 2017). "Queens State Senator Becomes Latest Democrat to Join Breakaway GOP- Aligned-Faction". (www.observer.com). Retrieved on 2017-07-11.
- . "Now more than ever we need a strong voice in the state Senate and Jose Peralta will be a senator we can be proud of."
United States Congressman Joseph Crowley — cited in Walsh, Jeremy (February 19, 2010). "Judge upholds Monserrate's expulsion from Senate". New York Post (www.nypost.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-03.
- "New York will benefit greatly from having Jose Peralta in the state senate. [Peralta] understands the needs of working New Yorkers and has been an outstanding advocate for tenants’ rights, services for seniors and a quality education for all students."
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio — cited in "Sears Out, Beltrani GOP Choice In Special Election; Peralta Support Swells". The Queens Gazette (www.qgazette.com). March 3, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-03-04.
- "Peralta has a strong record of advocating for working families in the [Assembly]. Working families can count on him to be a leader in the fight for good jobs, affordable housing and an affordable state."
Service Employees International Union sector 32BJ president Mike Fishman — cited in Velte, Marcy L. Velte (March 1, 2010). "Same-sex marriage advocates gunning for Monserrate". Legislative Gazette (www.legislativegazette.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-03.
- "Jose Peralta has unique legislative experience, having been elected to the New York State Assembly in 2002 and having served in that position since then. He has shown his commitment to economic development initiatives, improvements to the educational system, and enhancing health care. Jose Peralta is also dedicated to public safety and providing first responders the tools and equipment necessary to protect and serve the public."
Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers — cited in Benjamin, Elizabeth (February 26, 2010). "Department Of Questionable Timing". New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-03.
- "Whether he is championing equal pay, advocating for women's reproductive rights or calling for the creation of a domestic violence task force, women in this community, and throughout New York State, can trust Jose Peralta to do what is right. I proudly endorse Jose for the State Senate."
New York City Council member Julissa Ferreras — cited in Benjamin, Elizabeth (March 2, 2010). "Ferreras E-mails For Peralta". New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com). Retrieved on 2010-03-03.
- "Elected in 2002 to the Assembly, he has a strong record of supporting immigrants and working people in the community. He has a long list of Democratic endorsements, from almost every union and public official who counts. Among the most enthusiastic are women’s groups."
Editorial (March 10, 2010). "Meet the Candidate: A Convicted Abuser". The New York Times (The New York Times Company): p. A26. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
- Jose Peralta Official Website.