Vincent Ignizio Edit Profile
Bachelor in Communications and Journalism, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
In 2004, he launched a successful campaign to unseat Assemblymember Robert Straniere, who had held this seat since 1981. During his tenure as the chief Republican on the Corporations Committee, the committee held a series of highly public hearings on public authorities in the state, along with issues surrounding electricity delivery in the city. These investigations and hearings were initiated by the committee's chairman, Richard Brodsky of Westchester.
In addition to his committee appointments, Ignizio served as Chairman of the Assembly Republican Review Committee. In January 2007, he announced his candidacy in a special election for New York City Council member for the 51st City Council District. The special election was held to fill the Council vacancy of Andrew Lanza, who resigned his seat when he was elected to the New York State Senate in November 2006.
On February 20, 2007, Ignizio was elected with 74 percent of the vote against Democrat Emmanuele Innamorato. As a councilman, Ignizio serves on the Education Committee, the Environmental Protection Committee, the Land Use Committee, the Standards and Ethics Committee and the Transportation Committee.
Before being elected to the City Council, he was a member of the New York State Assembly. During his two years as an assemblyman, Ignizio served at various times as Ranking Minority Member of the Social Services Committee, Ranking Minority Member of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee and Ranking Minority Member of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee. In September 2007, he was named one of City Hall's "40 under 40" for being a young influential member of New York City politics.
In addition to serving on the Planning Subcommittee, he is a member of the Budget Negotiation Team for the Council.
Married Letizia Ignizio. 1 child Lina.
Rider University , Communications and Journalism , Bachelor of Arts
2005 - 2007