Julio is a born and raised Sunset Parker and Brooklynite. He has been involved in local community activism and engagement for several years.
He currently serves on Brooklyn Community Board #7 since May 2014 and in December 2017 elected First Vice Chairperson. He also serves as the Chair of the Education and Youth Committee and works to build a more transparent and inclusive community board.
He served on DYCD's Neighborhood Advisory Board #7 for 8 years, 6 of those years as Chair of the Board. The NAB works with local residents to fund neighborhood organizations and programs to provide services to lift families and communities out of poverty.
Julio also serves as Chair on the board of directors for a non-profit in Sunset Park, an Executive Committee member of NYSD 17 for Progress, and serves on his Co-Op board in Sunset Park.
Having attended public schools for most of his education, he recognizes the many challenges and opportunities young people face everyday. He currently works at a non-profit in Brooklyn working to support after school programs in Red Hook, Gowanus & East New York.
Julio was elected in September 2018 as a County Committee member representing Election District 31 in Assembly District 51 at the Kings County Democratic Committee.
Julio is a proud Uncle to Esmé, Lucas, Oliver, & Emilio, a devoted godfather to Ava & Aiden, proud son to Petra & Julio Jr. and the best brother to Debbie, Diannah, Jessica & Teresa.