Carlos Menchaca is a Mexican-American New York City Council member

Carlos Menchaca is the New York City Council member for District 38 in Brooklyn.

He is the first Mexican-American elected official in New York State, and is Brooklyn’s first openly gay office holder.

Menchaca was born in El Paso, Texas in 1980. He got into politics working in the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

He was elected to the New York City Council in 2013 and took office on January 1, 2014.

New York Latin Culture Endorses Carlos Menchaca

We endorse Carlos Menchaca for New York City Council in the 2017 election.

The only way to stop discrimination against Latinos is for us to become engaged in the government of our country. One day we will have a Latino president of the United States. Promise.

Mexican-Americans are the largest Latin community in the United States. We will be NYC’s largest Latin community within a decade.

Carlos Menchaca is in the vanguard of us taking political power. Being openly gay enables Menchaca to be an advocate for an important New York community.

Menchaca’s core issues of immigration, jobs, and education are exactly the issues that most challenge our community.

New York Latin Culture endorses Carlos Menchaca for New York City Council.

New York City Council District 38

District 38 includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of:

  • Bay Ridge
  • Greenwood Heights
  • Red Hook
  • Sunset Park
  • Windsor Terrace

Carlos Menchaca Issues

Menchaca authored the law that created New York City’s municipal ID card, IDNYC. This helps people get access to city services.

  1. Immigration Reform
  2. Economic Development, local jobs
  3. Education

Carlos Menchaca Committees

Menchaca is the chairman of the Committee on Immigration.

  • Committee on Courts and Legal Services
  • Committee on Governmental Operations
  • Committee on Immigration (Chair)
  • Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
  • Committee on Small Business
  • Committee on Standards and Ethics
  • Committee on Transportation

Carlos Menchaca Caucuses

  • Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus
  • Progressive Caucus

Contact Carlos Menchaca


Menchaca’s office is in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

District Office

4417 4th Avenue, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 439-9012

City Hall Office

250 Broadway Suite 1728
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-7372



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