About Steven Raga
Community-centered advocate with a track record in leadership, policy, and governance
For four years, I worked as a Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Brian Barnwell. From experience, I can tell you issues that everyday residents are facing; I’ve worked with non-profit organizations that are filling vital gaps in providing community resources and services. I was able to develop bonds with so many of my own neighbors while also learning about pertinent legislative issues to Western Queens and the complex relationship between City and State politics.
Most recently, I was the Executive Director for Woodside on the Move, a social service and advocacy non-profit located in Woodside. Prior to that, I served as the Northeast Regional Manager of Policy & Advocacy for the Komen Foundation, and before my time in politics, I spent nearly a decade doing non-profit work myself, including my time as a Senior Strategist Multicultural Leadership for AARP. Here in Queens, I’m a board member of Queens Pride--two organizations that have continuously worked towards sustained change and support for Queens. On the National level, I’m on the Board of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations and the founder of Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro).
10+ years of public service
Successfully ran 25+ social programs
99% voters acceptance
Unbeaten in all previous campaigns