Editor's Note: Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy is one of five delegates from the 15th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The 15th District also sent delegates Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Kathleen D. Miller of Upper Milford and Miriam Huertas of Allentown. Adrian Shanker of Bethlehem is an alternate delegate.
Name: Julio A. Guridy
Political Office/Employment: President of Allentown City Council
Marital Status/Children: Married
Congressional District Represented: 15th
* What makes you proud of the Democratic Party?
The party is a lot more inclusive than any other political party. The people care and support others and share the wealth of the country. It invests in human beings, including the poor and middle class, the environment and our planet.
* What issues matter in the Lehigh Valley?
Support for our infrastructure, education, public safety, the economy and developing more jobs.
* What are you looking forward to at the Democratic Convention?
To listen to new ideas from the speakers and caucuses on the national strategy for our party -- a positive and racially inclusive strategy -- and discussions on how we can create more jobs.