Rubén Díaz Senior and Junior.... Politically speaking, the two have not always agreed.
On this Fathers Day, City Island Images takes a quick look at a high profile father and son political duo, who don't always see eye to eye.
The father, Reverend Rubén Díaz was born in 1943 In Puerto Rico and was elected to the New York State Senate in November 2002 in the 32nd Senate District in South Bronx, Previously, Díaz was elected to the New York City Council in 2001, representing the 18th District in the Bronx.
Father Diaz received a Bachelor's Degree in 1976, and became the Pastor of the Church of God located on Seward Avenue in the Bronx. He attended the Damascus Bible Institute, graduating with a Theological Degree and, in 1978, became an ordained Minister of the Church of God.
An issue in which he has been against and extremely vocal is LGBT. It's no surprise that Ruben senior does not support gay marriage. Senator Diaz is not a fan of gay rights, even though he has a few gay family members.
His son, Ruben junior on the other hand is way less homophobic. In sharp contrast, the borough president supports LGBT issues. In fact, he organized the Annual Bronx LGBTQ & Allies Award Ceremony last week and presented honors for exceptional governmental service within the LGBT Community.
The following NY1 video clip, which has been translated for the convenience of those who do not speak Spanish.
Ruben Diaz Junior is a former member of the New York State Assembly representing the 85th District. He served from 1997 until 2009, when he was elected Bronx Borough President during a Special Election in April 21st, 2009. He claims to be known around the world for his civil and human rights advocacy.
A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Diaz was born in in 1973 and lives in The Bronx with his wife and two sons. He graduated from CUNY's Lehman College, with a Bachelors degree in political theory.
On another matter, The Bronx no longer suffers from the severe urban blight than it did generations ago, but still there's plenty to do. This work, the Diaz father and son political team both vow to continue.