Mel Gagarin Is Running for Congress
Melquiades Gagarin is a Queens native, a community organizer, a policy advocate, a father of three, and a punk rocker running for Congress in New York’s Sixth Congressional District to fight for you.About Mel >

Policy for the People
Mel advocates for a government that puts people before politics, human interest above corporate greed, and the needs of the many above the benefit of the wealthy and powerful.Read Mel’s Platform >
Housing is a human right and guaranteed affordable housing should be a national priority.Read More >
Our elders are owed respect and dignity in their golden years, regardless of their or their family’s financial circumstances.Read More >
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. A Green New Deal is not only a possibility, it is now a necessity.Read More >
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and it’s time to focus on the American people and their health over the profits of billion-dollar corporations.Read More >
Endorsed by
The People for BernieBrand New CongressForward Thinking DemocracyOur Progressive FutureQueens United Independent Progressives
In the Press
“Until they do that, we're still forced to comply with the law. So campaigns — both incumbents and challengers — are going to be out there collecting signatures,” said Mel Gagarin, who is running for a House seat. “For us, this isn't about the difficulties in petitioning; it's really about the public health and safety concern that it poses.”Read More >
NY1
March 12, 2020
“Given the seriousness of the Covid-19 outbreak, I and the undersigned are writing to ask that the petitioning requirements be suspended or altered for the upcoming election for declared candidates,” wrote Gagarin in the letter signed by nearly 40 other candidates for elected office in Queens.Read More >
Queens Daily Eagle
March 12, 2020
“We can’t afford to have Democrats that are going to run to the middle and play it safe, side with Republicans. And it’s not that I’m opposed to bipartisanship, but what does it get you when that bipartisanship has always been compromising Democratic values?”Read More >
City & State New York
November 10, 2019
“Donald Trump isn’t an anomaly. He is a natural result of a broken political and economic system that allows him to rise. This is a part of the complicity of the Democratic establishment that continues to play politics as usual...”Read More >
punknews.org
November 4, 2019
Gagarin will reject corporate donations. Meng has not. “Since 2013 our district hasn't had a choice, and I'm going to provide that choice,” Gagarin said.Read More >
Queens Daily Eagle
July 23, 2019