Position: State Representative, District 197
Member: Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Children and Youth; Human Services
In office since: 2018
Next election: 2020
Previous occupations: Grocery store owner; Director of Zoning and Business Development for City Councilperson María Quiñones-Sánchez; Director of Constituent Services for City Councilperson Alan Domb
635 West Erie Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Representative Burgos has few public stances on the issues, but his official biography highlights the following as legislative priorities: public education; job training; reducing unemployment; promoting small business development and economic empowerment; and criminal justice reform.
Served on the boards of the Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the White Dog Community Foundation, Proyectos Sin Fronteras, and Visitation Community Center
Burgos ran for District 197 in 2014, but was unsuccessful
Founding member of the Dominican Grocer’s Association of Philadelphia
District 197 faced serious scandals after the former representative was indicted for money laundering, and then several of the primary candidates selected by ward leaders dropped out due to residency challenges, including Burgos himself (source)