arlos Santiago-Cano grew up in Flushing, Queens, NY. He has been a resident of the 12th Congressional District for 13 years. Carlos is a proud graduate of the New York City Public school system; having attended Elementary School, Junior High School and High School all in Public School. After High School Carlos attended CUNY (City University of New York) and graduated from Kingsborough Community College, then Baruch College which is also located in the 12th Congressional District
Carlos is an Entrepreneur and small business owner. In 2012 he started a Real Estate and Property Management company which he still has to this date and operates with his sister. The company mainly does business in Astoria, Queens; Upper East Side, Midtown East, Gramercy Park and East Village (all areas which cover the 12th Congressional District. Carlos has a passion and connection to the district.