I'm a retired NYPD Cop and high school civics teacher from the Bronx and together we are going to change District 14.

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Meet John Cummings

John Cummings was born and raised in the Bronx. He followed in his father’s footsteps and was sworn in as a NYPD officer in 1983, and was assigned to NSU 7 in the South Bronx. After suffering a serious injury while assigned to the NYPD Harbor Unit, he was forced to retire in 1991 with multiple commendations for bravery and excellence in the line of duty.

Following his retirement, he earned a degree from Fordham University, and later became a father to his two sons. He later returned to Saint Raymond as a History and Government teacher where he just completed his 21st year.

Why I'm Running

I was born and raised in the district, and continue to live and work here today. Putting what’s best for the 14th District ahead of partisanship will be my priority in Congress.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez chased Amazon out of Queens, and that cost us thousands of jobs. I will fight to bring Amazon back, and make our district appealing for future job creators

Education

John is a strong supporter of school choice because access to a superior education should not be limited to those of economic privilege. He supports repealing New York State’s arbitrary cap on new charter schools. Any and all avenues must remain open so that all have a pathway to success.

John also believes that the more local education is the more efficiently it operates. The federal government’s role should be limited. Parents and local communities are the ones best equipped to deal with their children’s education.

Economy

John is a strong proponent of the free market. Deregulation, simplification of the tax code, and pro-growth policies need to be in place to create opportunities for all Americans. He supports free trade, and the recently signed bi-partisan, pro-worker U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

He also believes that the national debt needs to be reduced and is in favor of a balanced budget amendment, so that out of control government spending does not bankrupt the country’s future generations.

Infrastructure

The federal rail system is woefully underutilized in our district. John supports the proposed plan to allow Metro North to utilize the Amtrak tracks that transverse the Bronx. This would give residents an excellent alternative and reduce automobile traffic as well.

He also believes that the construction of truck stops in The Bronx and Queens needs to be part of any federal infrastructure plan. These stops would greatly improve the safety of our roads and reduce the need for our truckers to use local streets to find a place to take their federally mandated breaks.

Healthcare

Government interference in health care has dramatically driven up costs and severely limited choice. Medical decisions have been taken out of the hands of patients and physicians and put in the hands of uninformed bureaucrats.

John supports low-cost, non-mandated insurance, tax-free health savings accounts, and allowing companies to supply health care vouchers to allow for portability and more tailored policies.

Immigration

John believes that the nation’s immigration system is broken and that any and all meaningful immigration reform MUST start with a secure border. As a former member of law enforcement, he knows that the best remedies for the border crisis would come from relying heavily on the experts in the field, i.e.; the US Border Patrol, ICE, and local law enforcement working border towns.

Once that is done, Congress must engage in serious negotiations so that a new Immigration System is put in place that keeps the nation secure, keeps those who came here legally at the front of the list for U.S. Citizenship, and creates a path for those who want to bring their talents and work ethic to our great nation.