Fernando Mateo | 2021 Republican Candidate for NYC Mayor

Season 1, Episode 103 | 2021 | 6:26 | Civics |

Fernando Mateo is a Dominican-American businessman, activist, and politician who is running for mayor of New York City in the 2021 mayoral election. Mateo was born in the Dominican Republic, the youngest in a family of ten children, and grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 1989, Mateo founded the Mateo Institute of Training, which worked to train non-violent, first-time offenders at Rikers Island in vocational trades such as plumbing and carpet-laying.  For these efforts, he received a Points of Light award from President George H.W. Bush in 1991.

Director: Skye Ostreicher

Starring: Fernando Mateo

Keywords: Politicsny, elections, primaries, voting

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