A Republican City Council candidate from Queens is a serial sperm donor with “superior” unvaccinated genetic material who says he’s “fighting corruption” for “all” his children.
Jonathan David Rinaldi, a 44-year-old from Forest Hills, is vying for a seat in District 24 in eastern Queens to help promote “parental rights” after he spawned a prodigious pandemic hobby: fathering at least a dozen children in two years’ time.
“I’d like as many as God will give me. Why put your entire bloodline into one child when you can spread it out? Eighteen is a holy number in Judaism. And the next one is thirty-six, so I’ll reassess then,” Rinaldo said when he was featured in a November 2022 Humans of New York post.
His ballooning brood is what inspired his City Council run in the first place.
“As a parent, it’s my responsibility to fight for my kids,” Rinaldo told The Post from his Midtown office on Thursday, adding that he’s fed up with NYC’s “noncompliant” public servants and the direction of the city that will “100 percent be bankrupt” in the years to come if the migrant crisis isn’t stemmed, he said.
“I want to make sure I can create an environment for my children to flourish and be successful. And with a bankrupt city, nobody is going to be able to do anything.”
‘Dangers of the left’
The Queens native, who studied architecture at City College and worked in construction, appeared in six seasons of the DIY Network’s “Million Dollar Contractor,” an NYC-based reality construction show.
But he’s not looking for glamour in politics.
“I’m not in this for fame. I’m in this because I have kids, and I’m not going to let the city go to hell because men don’t stand up,” said Rinaldi, who also has three school-age children — ages 18, 14 and 11 — from his marriage to his Haitian ex-wife.
“I was compelled by God to do this.”
After confronting vaccine mandates during the pandemic, Rinaldi felt the call to fight back: “I was fed up with the mandates and the pandemic and everything that went down,” he said, adding that his Jewish family escaped Nazi persecution in eastern Europe.
“I understand the dangers of the left,” he said.
As an activist against migrants being deposited across NYC, Rinaldi spearheaded a protest against the Kew Motor Inn for allowing migrants to occupy the hotel.
“Our property values, and our children’s safety are on the line,” read the candidate’s press release.
The cost can be $10 billion a year, he said, warning that the unchecked migrant crisis will “destroy our city.”
“The city is going to be bankrupt,” he intoned, fearing a wholesale loss of social services.
“Let’s not mince words: nobody’s standing up for the community,” Rinaldi said, adding that his position is not one coming from discrimination.
“I’m from Queens — we’re mixed from every damned thing there is. My ex-wife is Haitian. I have three black children. I’m a Jew. I’m Italian. I’m everything.”
Rinaldi also noted he’s part of the LGBTQ community through his sperm donations.
“I love them all,” he said.
“This isn’t about race, color or religion. This has nothing to do with our good will — it’s bad fiscal policy.”
The Republican blasted longtime incumbent Democratic Council member Jim Gennaro, saying he’s nowhere to be found on the issue, and added that he’s worried about his kids’ education and critical race theory creeping into schools.
“We don’t have choices as parents to see what our kids are learning in school,” he said.
He also promised to expose “city corruption.”
“This is about the future of my children and the community,” Rinaldi said.
Fighting for ‘the kids’ —all of them
Rinaldi has fathered some dozen children in the past two years, according to the Humans of New York post from November 2022.
“That’ll be my twelfth in two years,” he said of his offspring at the time, adding, “Then there’s three more on the way.”
In the same post, he also casually mentioned having sex with “25 to 35 percent” of the women because “it’s like fish. Fresh is better than frozen.”
When asked by The Post if he wanted to set the record straight about his seed-y behavior included in the original HONY post, Rinaldi admitted that he was caught off guard when doing that two-hour interview with the iconic site about New Yorkers.
“I had no intention of running for office,” he said. “I had no idea what this was about. I had the opportunity to help some families, and that’s what I did. End of story.”
Still, Rinaldo, a pro-lifer who doesn’t charge the women for his sperm donations, told The Post that he runs a Facebook page for people seeking unvaccinated sperm who harbor concerns about fertility issues that may stem from the COVID vaccine.
“Fertility is being affected by what they made us inject into our bodies,” he said.
There is “currently no evidence that vaccine ingredients or antibodies made following COVID-19 vaccination would cause any problems with becoming pregnant now or in the future,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Even still, Rinaldi’s “sperm is superior because he has not been injected” with the MRNA vaccine, his campaign manager, David Rem, insisted.
It’s the kids — at least 12, with more on the way — that motivate him to run for City Council.
“I love them just as much as I would love my own,” said Rinaldo, though he’s unsure of his future level of involvement at the discretion of the moms.
“At the end of the day, genetically we are family,” he said.
“I’m just trying to fight for the kids, man. This is all about the kids and their future.”