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Antonio Reynoso

Antonio Reynoso

American politician
Antonio Reynoso
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Intro American politician
Is Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Politics Democratic Party
Education
Le Moyne College
The details

Biography

Antonio Reynoso is an American community organizer and currently a Council member for the 34th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens.

Life and career

Reynoso was born and raised in the Los Sures section of Williamsburg to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Reynoso graduated from LeMoyne College with a bachelor's degree in political science.

He started his political career as a Community Organizer for NYC ACORN, and in 2009 became Councilmember Diana Reyna’s Chief of Staff.

New York City Council

In 2013, Reynoso ran for the New York City Council to succeed the term limited Diana Reyna, in whose office he previously served as Chief of Staff. Reynoso succeeded to office after defeating Vito Lopez in the Democratic primary.

Reynoso is the current Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Sanitation & Solid Waste Management, and Co-Chair of the Council's Progressive Caucus.

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NYC CouncilDistrict 34 2013 Democratic Primary √ Antonio Reynoso 50.22%
Vito Lopez 36.84%
Gladys Santiago 7.83%
Humberto Soto 5.12%
NYC CouncilDistrict 34 2013 General √ Antonio Reynoso (D) 95.87%
Gladys Santiago (School Choice) 3.93%

Political positions

Zoning

Reynoso is one of two council members who initiated the controversial plan to rezone Bushwick.

Criminal Justice

Reynoso voted to support the eventual closure of Rikers Island and to expand New York's prison system through the controversial construction of new borough-based jails. While the vote has been described as a path towards closing the infamous prison on Riker's Island, the measure does not actually guarantee the facility's closure.

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https://nypost.com/2013/09/10/reynoso-declares-council-victory/
http://www.greenpointnews.com/news/5662/antonio-reynoso-wins-the-34th-vetoes-vito
http://www.bushwickcommunityplan.org/welcome
https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/tag/mi-casa-no-es-su-casa/
https://ny.curbed.com/2019/7/9/18307769/nyc-rikers-island-closure-borough-based-jails-plan-explained
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/dec/09/rikers-20-inside-the-battle-to-build-four-new-prisons-in-new-york-city
//www.worldcat.org/issn/0261-3077
http://council.nyc.gov/d34/html/members/home.shtml
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