Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Curious Rise, Fall and Rise of Efrain Gonzalez Jr

After weeks of rumors, text message exchanges, and curious Facebook friend requests, former state senator Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. confirmed to the Bronx Chronicle that he is back in the Bronx. Gonzalez is out and under home detention while awaiting a federal court hearing.

The Bronx political world is abuzz, however, over his political memoir, The Move Behind The Move.Subtitled, The Rise and Fall and Rise of Efrain Gonzalez, Jr., the book is written by his former “bunkmate” Brian H. Madden. The book and Kindle version are available at

Look for our expanded look at the circumstances surrounding Mr. Gonzalez’s return to the Bronx and a review of the past week in Bronx politics.

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Author: Michael BenjaminMichael Benjamin is a public affairs consultant and contributing columnist to the NY Post, City and State NY and other publications. He is a former Member of the New York State Assembly (2003-2010) and once led the Bronx Board of Elections. Since leaving office, he has appeared as a commentator on TWC NY1, Bronxnet OPEN, Good Day NY, and Al Jazeera America. His columns and blog focus on corruption, government, education, politics, redistricting, nuclear energy and race. Shortly after leaving office, Michael collaborated with the Rockefeller Institute on Government and City and State NY on an orientation program for new legislators. He holds a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University.

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