District 15 Candidate Prioritizes Student Debt Relief

Photo: Hector Bello

LEHMAN COLLEGE–Jonathan Ortiz is running for Bronx District 15’s Congressional seat in the 2020 Democratic primaries on a campaign to eliminate student loan debt, and Lehman students welcomed the initiative.

“We signed contracts to get loans that we didn’t fully understand; we can’t get rid of debt through bankruptcy,” Ortiz told the Meridian in an August team meeting at his Soundview residence.