Erick Salgado, who bills himself conservative Democrat, will formally announce that he is running for mayor Thursday at noon on the steps of City Hall. It is expected that he will make public the support of at least a few rabbis. Salgado is the only candidate of either party who is for traditional values.
In 2009, he was one of the organizers of the protest rally to protect traditional values held in front of the governor’s office that drew approximately 20,000 people.
Salgado, a Hispanic pastor, is focusing his campaign on crime — returning to many of the Giuliani policies, improving education by including a grade from parents on teachers’ performance evaluations and job growth through tax incentives for businesses. He has already announced his support for tuition tax credits for yeshivah parents and his opposition to Mayor Bloomberg’s metzitzah b’peh policy.