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maria d. quiñones-Sánches

Party: Democrat
Position: City Council District 7
Chair: Appropriations; Licenses and Inspections
Vice-Chair: Streets and Services; Public Health and Human Services
Member: Special Investigating Committee of Demolitions Practices; Rules; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs; Education; Labor and Civil Service; Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless
In office since: 2008
Next Election: 2019
Previous occupations: Regional Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration; Director of a bi-lingual charter school; Oversaw the construction of a multi-million dollar building in Huntington Park
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 330
Philadelphia, PA 19107


  • Led initiatives and passed legislation to reduce taxes, reform taxes, and create programs for tax assistance and deferral

  • Founder of the Philadelphia Land Bank, which collects and redistributes abandoned properties


  • Passed demolition safety reforms

  • Advocate of anti-opioid campaign