Tell us about yourself and/or your business
Rudy has been in politics of for over 30 years. Rudy is a graduate of Columbia University and received a JD from New York University School of Law. Former Assemblyman in Legislative District 33. Former Mayor of Union City. Former Treasurer of the Democratic State Committee. Last year, Rudy was featured on Insider NJ's 100 Power List and ROI-NJ's Influencers People of Color List.
How do you and or your business celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?
By teaching my three children to be bilingual - teaching them to speak and read in Spanish.
How have you/can we continue to raise awareness of Hispanic Heritage?
By continuing to participate in community events that celebrate Hispanic Heritage. Recently, I had my daughter, Nina, dance in Union City and perform for the Hispanic Senior Community. I continue to raise awareness of Hispanic Heritage by trying to encourage more Hispanic people to consider lobbying as a profession as with our firm's Associate, Trevor Mulhall.
What is one thing you would like others to know about your Hispanic Heritage?
I was born in Cuba and came to the United States in 1968 with my mother and my two brothers. My father was born in Spain and was not permitted to come directly into the United States with us. Communism seperated our families for 8 years until I was 12 years old and we were able to get my father a visa to the United States.
Name your favorite Hispanic business to support
Maverick Building Services
What are some traditions, celebrations, or rituals your family participates in?
Every Christmas my entire family gets together to attend mass. We then go to my older brothers house where we roast a pig and play dominoes together, a tradition we have been carrying out my entire life.