Hispanic Heritage Month: Recognizing Steven Figueroa

Steven Figueroa is the first Hispanic person to ever be appointed to the Troy City Council.

Figueroa was appointed to the vacant district seat back in July after former council member Kim Ashe McPherson resigned after she pled guilty to ballot fraud in last year’s election.

When talking to Figueroa, he says he was excited to serve the city of Troy.

Figueroa is Puerto Rican and he is 33-years-old. He is no stranger to Troy. He is the director of Team H.E.R.O, a youth mentoring organization. He also has coached basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of Troy. He grew up in Lansingburgh and represents District 2.

He says in his district there is a growing Hispanic population, so he wants to truly be a voice for his community.

Figueroa says he is seeing more Hispanic people running for office, which he says is a good thing.