Eliseo was born and raised in Forest Hills, Queens on 73rd Road and Queens Blvd. He went to school at P.S. 101Q and attended mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. Eliseo is the proud son of an immigrant father and blue-collar steel town mother. While attending St. John’s University, Eliseo became actively involved in politics working with U.S. Congressmen Matthew Cartwright and Charles Rangel as well as NYC Councilmembers Paul Vallone and Julissa Ferreras-Copeland. Eliseo was instrumental in working with the Department of State for producing hearings on the South Sudanese civil war, acting as a liaison on congressional briefings, and engaging with constituents from Easton, PA to Corona, NY.
He has advocated on behalf of consumers facing student loan debt with consumer bankruptcy attorney Michelle Labayen, mentored at risk high school students with the Liberty Partnership Program, and worked with a variety of law firms as a paralegal in Manhattan.
Eliseo graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2016. After working abroad in Spain, he has returned to his roots in Queens advocating for safer streets with Transportation Alternatives, volunteering with Masbia soup kitchen in Forest Hills and Queens Community House senior centers.
He now seeks the highest honor of serving Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, and Richmond Hill as a New York City Councilmember on a straightforward platform. Through investments in transportation, education, small businesses, and infrastructure he intends to protect our most vulnerable, preserve our cherished community, and lead the community with commonsense reform.