How Can You Contribute To Someone’s Political Campaign

There are many forms which you may help someone who is running for office. You can volunteer, provide a financial contribution or in-kind contribution. I will use myself as an example in this scenario, since I am running for office. My name is Gonzalo Duran and I am running for New York City Council, Bronx District 17 for the 2023 election.

1. Volunteer:

  • You can volunteer to be a key position in someones campaign. For example their campaign manager, treasurer, volunteer coordinator, and so on. You can even help them get signatures for their campaign, which is a vital part to get someone on the ballot for the primary elections.

If you would like to volunteer for my campaign, feel free to reach out to me by email at

2. Financially:

  • You can support them by credit card via the platform Contribute.

You can contribute to my campaign by clicking on the link below.

  • You can support them by filling out their Contribution Card.

You can contribute to my campaign by filling out the information and giving it to me in person or sending it to me. If you want to send me a Contribution Card, reach out to me by email at

  • You can provide them an in-kind contribution. This means you provide a service or good to them with your own funds. Examples of in-kind contributions are giving them snacks, water or print outs of petitions. In-kind contribution still must be recorded.

If you would like to provide me with an in-kind contribution, feel free to message me by email at for more information.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me by email at

Dinner 2/3/2023

I love shrimp but I’m not crazy about cooking shrimp. To make my life easier, this past month. I have been using frozen shrimp and I just straight thaw it while I cook it.

It’s overall fine but it’s just missing that freshness taste. This week, I will thaw it first and then cook it. Let’s see how it goes.

Do you only cook fresh raw shrimp or frozen? What are your thoughts?

Sgt Gonzalo Duran Declares War On Bronx Dems

Dr. King had a dream and unfortunately he was not able to see it come to fruition. I also have a dream, but it’s centered around my beloved Bronx.

My dream is for a government system that does not blatantly insult us. We have millionaires, real estate tycoons, and construction juggernauts, who are either in office or have their personnel take over for them when they leave office. We all know this is what happens, but no one wants to say it, not publicly. I am and I want the community to stand behind me.

Soon, the Bronx will be no different than the other boroughs who priced out their people in the name of progress. Yes, we are allowing it under the disguise of a free turkey once a year or a small bill which passes that puts a bandage on larger issues that plague us all.

We have reached such a disgusting level of political plait, I would like for you to be the first to know that I have decided to run for City Council.

What you should know and how you can help me soon are the following:

        – I pledge a 50% pay decrease if elected to allocate the funds for more staff members.

        – I will hold biweekly meet & greets with community members. (My goal is weekly)

        – I will ask for $1 from all my friends, family, and individuals who want to see change, not only in the Bronx but also in America.

Press Release January 16, 2023


January 16, 2023

Press Contact: Theresa Kemp or Gonzalo Duran

                                    A Fresh Voice for Bronx City Council

            Longtime community Veteran advocate Gonzalo Duran launches City Council campaign

Bronx, NY – Gonzalo Duran announced the official launch of his candidacy for New York City Bronx Council, vowing to stand against developers and to improve the district for its residents. Duran, CEO of Devil Dog USA Incorporated, a nonprofit in the Bronx, will highlight his positions for creating better job growth, forming stronger regulations on building developments, and his plan on combating homelessness.

“Our community needs to be built stronger with local businesses, residents and outside resources working simultaneously while our community takes the lead. I have implemented programs and initiatives on small, localized scales to large national platforms with little funds so that it can reach local Veterans. While the focus of my work has been towards the mental, physical, and economic needs of Veterans, I have worked with non-Veterans as well and can implement these skills to benefit all community members.”

Duran, an advocate for increasing resources for the local residents, has pledged to take a 50% pay deduction in order to hire more staff for community outreach and programs. Additionally, he will not accept contributions from special interest groups. “I define leadership as leading by example. There is a huge lack of leadership within the Bronx political system.” said Duran. “In the past, few years there have been many disturbing examples of this with elected officials approving their own absurd pay raise, political favoritism instead of allowing constituents to vote on candidates and raising our taxes. This is going on while important issues like the decline in community safety, increasing affordable housing, improving employment, health and recreational programs are ignored.”

In announcing his platforms, Duran spoke briefly about the controversial issue on gentrification throughout the Bronx: “Now we live in a period of renewal but in actuality our new buildings are not affordable for us and the increase in malls are only producing low-wage jobs with little chance in career growth or financial stability.” Along with housing, Duran’s other platforms will focus on increased long-term employment, better education, improving public safety, providing access to healthier foods as well as care, combating homelessness, and advocating for more laws to protect animals.

For more information about Duran, along with further details on issues that are important to voters, please visit